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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

Democracy Must Go On – Special COVID-19 Update . March 17, 2020

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Partners, These are challenging times. Like you, we are taking the CDC’s warnings about COVID-19 seriously – holding meetings virtually, working remotely, and more. It is our sincere hope that these social distancing interventions will save lives. Protecting our communities is paramount. We are also looking closely at how COVID-19 impacts 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

Why Don’t Registered Voters Vote? . July 2, 2014

Through their Current Population Survey (Voting and Registration), the Census Bureau surveyed Americans who were registered but did not vote in the 2012 presidential election. The top reasons for not voting were: Too busy, conflicting work or school schedules: 20 percent Not interested, felt like my vote wouldn’t make a difference: 16 percent Illness or read more

New Interactive Map from the Census Bureau . December 17, 2013

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released Census Explorer, a new interactive map that gives users easier access to neighborhood-level statistics. The map uses the most current statistics, updated from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey. Topics currently available in Census Explorer include: Total population, Percent 65 and older, Foreign-born population percentage, Percent of the population with read more

Census Releases New Data on 2012 Election . May 10, 2013

On Wednesday, the Census Bureau released The Diversifying Electorate–Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections). The report draws on data from the November 2012 Current Population Survey Voting and Registration Supplement. Among other things, it confirms that for the first time ever, black voters turned out at a higher read more

Black History Month Voting Facts . February 28, 2012

As Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted to share some voting statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. 11.1 million black voters cast a ballot in the 2010 congressional election, making up 12% of the electorate–a slight increase from 11 percent of the total electorate in 2006.< archives="" cb11-164 newsroom="" releases="" voting="" www> < read more

2011 Webinar Rewind . January 4, 2012

In 2011 we hosted an array of expert presenters on a variety of voter engagement and participation topics. Before we announce our 2012 webinar series schedule, we wanted to review some of last year’s top webinars: We shared groundbreaking new research from the 2010 election that documented the impact nonprofits have when they talk to read more

Redistricting Continues in 19 States . November 16, 2011

As of last week, nineteen states are still without final districts. The redistricting process went smoothly and quickly in some states, but in others, maps are already in courts and others will be soon. In Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer led a(n initially) successful charge to oust the chairwoman of the state’s independent commission. However, the read more

New Census Data on 2010 Election . October 7, 2011

The Census Bureau has released data on “Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2010” that compares voting and registration patterns by demographic, social, and geographic characteristics. This release is the latest in a series of national reports that is one of the most frequently cited sources for registration and turnout data. Last year, read more

Combating Prison-Based Gerrymandering . June 6, 2011

Although some states have already finished the redistricting process, many are still hard at work. Earlier this year, the Prison Policy Initiative released a new set of factsheets on prison-based gerrymandering. The factsheets highlight how the practice is disenfranchising minority voters nationwide, particularly African-Americans, Latinos, and American Indians. Prison-based gerrymandering starts with where the Census read more

Nonprofits Helped Make the 2010 Census Possible . April 15, 2011

We’ve had a lot to say about the Census recently, and before we dial it back there’s one more thing Nonprofit VOTE has to get off its chest–thank you! We want to recognize nonprofits in all 50 states who worked on the Census and our Nonprofits Count! 2010 campaign. You made an incredible difference by read more

The Census Bureau Looks Ahead . April 11, 2011

The year 2010 may be over, but the Census Bureau is still hard at work compiling data and reports for states and government offices. Nevertheless, they’re also looking forward to the next decennial challenge–the 2020 Census. Although the 2010 Census was conducted using a 10-question paper form, this could likely change in 2020 as Census read more

Access Yesterday’s Census Webinar . April 8, 2011

Whether or not you were able to join us for yesterday’s webinar “Power in Numbers: Putting 2010 Census Data to Use,” you can still access it online! You can download both the PowerPoint presentation and the audio portion (in MP3 format) or watch the full presentation online. If you have questions for any of our read more

Upcoming Webinar on Census Data . April 5, 2011

Register now for Thursday’s webinar! Power in Numbers: Putting 2010 Census Data to UseThursday, April 7th at 2:00pm EasternIf you work for a nonprofit, chances are you’ve come across or used Census data. Learn more about how you can access and use this powerful data. Whether you’re an expert at using Census data, an intermediate, read more

Mandering Madness . March 30, 2011

Unless you’re one of a select few, your tournament bracket is probably busted. Although March is almost over, (Gerry)Mandering Madness has only just begun! Last week the Census delivered the final state-level files that are used for redistricting. So what’s next for your state? In Iowa, where redistricting has traditionally been a low-key affair, the read more

The Latest from the U.S. Census . March 25, 2011

Yesterday the Census Bureau delivered the last of the state-level files from the 2010 Census. That means every state is now armed and ready for redistricting, and many are already knee-deep in it. In addition to more redistricting data, we learned a few other things about the nation’s population. For example, the U.S. mean center read more

Nonprofit VOTE Webinar Series Returns in March! . February 24, 2011

The dates are set for our first two webinars of 2011! Please join us for:Getting a Seat at the Table: What Nonprofits Should Know About RedistrictingWednesday, March 16th at 2:00pm EasternRedistricting is right around the corner and critical decisions will be made that can affect our communities, our missions, and our funding for the next read more

The Census Releases New Data . February 8, 2011

…and it doesn’t bring good news for New Orleans. Last week, the Census Bureau released new data showing that New Orleans experienced a population loss of 140,845 residents–a drop of 29% from 2000. In addition to losing New Orleans city residents, Louisiana also lost a congressional seat (down to six from seven). Because of the read more

Census Bureau Releases Population and Apportionment Data . December 21, 2010

Earlier today, the Census Bureau announced the total U.S. population, each state’s population, and the new number of representatives each state will have in the 113th Congress. This map (also at the left) shows which states gained and lost seats based on the data. Here are a few highlights from the release: The resident population read more

Impending Apportionment . December 17, 2010

It’s not as doom and gloom as it sounds. Apportionment is simply the process by which we determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. With the Census set to announce state populations and the new apportionment numbers next week, now is the perfect time for a quick refresher. But read more

Census Numbers, Coming Next Week . December 14, 2010

The Census Bureau is required to report the first set of data from the 2010 Census to President Obama by the end of this month. However, they announced yesterday that they’re going to be ready 10 days before their deadline. On Tuesday December 21, the Census Bureau will release the national and state populations, as read more

New Report: U.S. Census Bureau . July 2, 2008

“Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2006“, new from the U.S. Census Bureau and based on the November 2006 Current Population Survey’s Voting and Registration Supplement, reports that nearly three of every four registered voters went to the polls in 2006, and among registered voters, 71 percent reported voting, compared with 69 percent read more