One year out from Census Day 2020, State Voices is committed to ensuring a fair and accurate 2020 Census.
In one year, the 2020 Census will be in full swing. Ahead of the Census, State Voices, along with our 23 state tables and over 800 partner organizations, is demanding a fair and accurate count for all our communities. Communities across America are changing fast, and this census will determine fair, proportionate voting representation and the allocation of more than $800 billion in annual federal funding.
We believe there should be no barriers between citizens and the ballot box, and imagine a future where every eligible American participates in a way that ensures equitable representation in all facets of government. We believe that such representation begins with a fair and accurate decennial Census.
In 2010, the Census missed people of color and other marginalized communities across the country. So for the past 10 years, these communities haven’t been getting equitable representation or their fair share of dollars for schools, hospitals, and public transit.
Today, these communities are refusing to miss out on political power and needed funding. That’s why groups are elevating the importance of the 2020 Census. Our 23 state-based coalitions and over 800 partners are working with community-based organizations to build organizing, field, data, and communications capacity. We’re educating communities of color on the importance of getting out the count, and we’re working with lawmakers to demonstrate the negative impact an undercount would have on their states.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone is counted in 2020. That’s why State Voices is working alongside Census Counts, a diverse, nationwide coalition, to ensure that the 2020 Census is fair and accurate.
For questions about the Census work at State Voices, please contact [email protected]