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2020 Census and Annual Election

LAST MINUTE NEWS: WORLD ON FIRE, the new drama series premiers on PBS Masterpiece at 8pm on April 5 and runs through May 17, 2020.

The WWII drama has a strong Polish component in the story line, Polish actors in the cast and many scenes filmed in Poland. For more information and useful links, check the PHC-Madison calendar).

Official Teaser 


Given the “Safer at Home Order” prohibiting all nonessential travel in Wisconsin through April 24, 2020

ELECTION MEETING
scheduled for April 18, 2020
is now postponed
 until further notice 

The meeting will be rescheduled (with at least 2 weeks notice) after the order is lifted and a room for us to meet in the Polish Center of Wisconsin becomes available. 

  CLAIM YOUR
POLISH ANCESTRY
in the 2020 CENSUS

The 2020 Census is already underway and ALL people living in the United States are required by law to respond.

Since census questionnaire asks respondents about their ancestry, Polish Americans are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get counted, and subsequently, to benefit from the demonstrated strength of Polish community and impact its future.

Here are some helpful points about responding to and claiming Polish roots in the 2020 Census:2020 Do You Know Poland

  • The person filling out the questionaire needs to enter “POLISH” on line 9 of the form and on line 7 of forms for every other person of Polish descent living in the household.
  • April 1, 2020 is Census Day, i.e. the reference date for the 2020 Census (important in case of moving from one place to another or changing family size around this time).
  • You can respond by mail, phone or online. The online questionnaire and phone service are available in Polish. Click here for sample questionnaire, important dates and information about special circumstances.
  • Your information and privacy are protected based on Title 13 of the United States Code.

2020 revision of the booklet
2020 Do You Know Poland

* Why is claiming your Polish descent
in 2020 Census so important?

Data from Census 2020 will help to adjust the boundaries of electoral districts, determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and make elected officials to take into account interests and concerns of Polish Americans as an important voting bloc. It will also determine the distribution of federal funds spent every year on hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and various public services. On local levels, lawmakers, business owners, teachers and many organizations use census data to gear the services, products and support they provide to the specific needs of well-defined groups in local communities.

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