2020 Census

Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m.

A remarkable coalition is working in Amarillo to ensure EVERYONE COUNTS.

A 25-member volunteer Complete Count Committee organized by the city of Amarillo has, in recent months, mobilized dozens of volunteers to help spread awareness about the importance of the 2020 U.S. Census.

To assist, television and radio media across Amarillo and the region have come together in a rare alliance to educate residents about the census.

Each year, the United States uses census demographics to make decisions for spending billions of dollars in federal programs. Plus, the data determines each state’s representation in Washington, D.C.

Filling out your census questionnaire is vital to ensuring that our area gets its fair share.

The campaign includes an informational television show, hosted by Panhandle PBS Senior Content Producer Karen Welch, that will air on Panhandle PBS at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 and again at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

Check local listings and the websites of media partners (below) for their plans for airing the show.

In addition, a series of EVERYONE COUNTS public service announcements are being aired on television, radio and social media.

Local radio partners include Alpha Media, Cumulus Media, St. Valentine Catholic Radio and Townsquare Media.

Panhandle PBS produced the show and PSAs featuring local community residents in cooperation with many community partners. Those resources can be found at panhandlepbs.org/census.

Beyond media efforts, the Complete Count Committee has been working specifically to raise awareness among businesses, educational entities, religions organizations and nonprofits, and in neighborhoods where few residents, historically, have submitted census questionnaires.

The 2020 Census can have great consequences for local governments, nonprofits and quality of life here in the Texas Panhandle. Working together, the partners hope to ensure EVERYONE COUNTS.

Content channel

Everyone Counts PSA

Every 10 years, the Census records everyone living in the United States. It’s a questionnaire sent to every household to count who is living at those addresses on April 1.

Content channel

Everyone Counts PSA

Every 10 years, the Census records everyone living in the United States. It’s a questionnaire sent to every household to count who is living at those addresses on April 1.