April 1 is the Census Day of Action—marking one year before the 2020 Census

This Monday take action for the Census! Here are some possible actions you can take: 

  • Tell one person about the importance of the Census. 
  • Organize with a friend to participate in census outreach in your area.
  • Encourage one person of color to become a census employee: Census Jobs
  • Post on social media using the hashtags #CountMeIn and #2020Census and share content from experts and advocates. 
  • Write your legislator below and tell them about the importance census outreach funding.

Why Does the 2020 Census Matter?

Census data determine the allocation of more than $800 billion in annual federal funding and are often used in state and local policy making, decision making, and research. An inaccurate census in 2020 would jeopardize state funds for over 300 federal programs and compromise crucial supports for marginalized communities. Census data are also used for the reapportionment and redistricting processes and therefore vital to advancing representative democracy. 

For more information, catch these events and resources: 

 

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