This video by John Oliver is fun to watch, often laughable, but also explains clearly why every individual living in the United States should participate. The citizenship question is gone which means fear should no longer be a factor. Everyone should now WANT to participate tho for themselves and their neighbors. The census is a positive way to ensure that each community — whether its residents are citizens or not — gets the funds it needs to meet the needs of its people.
Answer the few questions on the census, please. It will irritate every politician who wants to limit your power to vote or your ability to receive benefits from your government. (This includes, by the way, members of the current administration.)