We know the importance of voting and the impacts it has on our nation every election day. But what about the Decennial Census? The count of United States population sets our country’s trajectory for the next decade, determining congressional apportionment (the number of seats each state gets in the House of Representatives), redistricting, and how the allocation of close to $700 billion dollars is annually distributed annually to cities across the nation.
People of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, people experiencing homelessness, rural communities, people with low incomes, renters, single- parent households, people with limited English proficiency, and young children are overwhelmingly undercounted in the Census. But we can help change that.