Category: Census

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Representation Matters: Redistricting and Helping Communities of Color . February 17, 2021

If 2020 has done anything, it served as a reminder that when society suffers, communities of color suffer worse. Even during times of national stress — whether that’s COVID infection rates, police brutality or unemployment numbers — America’s structural shortcomings have a disproportionate impact on populations of color.  And while the former administration, aided by read more

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Where Your Census Work and Black Lives Matter Intersect . June 17, 2020

We’re not the first ones to say it, but we are at a pivotal point in our country’s history and it’s democracy. The last several months we have seen the country change drastically in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, altering the very fabric of our daily lives as a record number of people lost their read more

Imagining Census 2020 without Nonprofits . February 13, 2019

The year is 2020. Across the country snow is melting, spring is just around the corner, and letters from the US Census Bureau are inside every mailbox. These letters will ask each household to record basic demographic data about themselves on an online portal. Many families will follow the link and complete the questionnaire with ease and read more

Citizenship Question Jeopardizes Accurate Census . June 20, 2018

In the coming months, Nonprofit VOTE will be building out our Nonprofits Count resource library to help nonprofits engage in and support a fair and accurate Census in 2020. Nonprofits, as we did in 2010, can help ensure the communities we serve are counted. Before we get to the counting part though, there are some read more