Governor Polis Joins Bipartisan Group of Governors Urging the Census Bureau to Ensure Fair and Accurate Count

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

DENVER - Colorado Governor Jared Polis joined bipartisan Governors today from Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, and Vermont, in calling on U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Willbur Ross Jr. and U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, Ph.D. to restore the deadline of the United States 2020 Census. 

“We write to you deeply concerned about the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent operational change to the 2020 Census in which the response and data collection period is slashed by an entire month from October 31 to September 30, 2020. We respectfully urge you to revise your plans and extend the enumeration deadline back to at least October 31, 2020, so that no person or community is left out of the 2020 Census,” the Governors wrote in the bipartisan letter.  

All Coloradans can self-respond to the census online at or over the phone in English by dialing 844-330-2020 or in Spanish at 844-468-2020.

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