Can we make the Census a tool for our liberation? The Census determines access to money, policy priorities and political representation. We’ve joined state-wide efforts to make sure we have an accurate, safe and powerful 2020 Census.
A safe, complete and powerful 2020 Census means centering historically undercounted communities (HUC) to define why, how, and for what we need to be counted. It’s equally important to understand why the census is important beyond the collection of data and numbers. The census will have multiple impacts on racial justice issues for the next decade.
#OurFamiliesCount is a digital campaign with partners that amplifies the stories of Black, Indigenous, and people of color to ensure that all of our families are counted in the 2020 Census. We will not have another census until 2030, so whatever we achieve in this year for the count will impact decisions around housing, education, public transportation, and jobs for the next decade. Once we have an accurate count and develop a good understanding of how to use the data, we have the potential to create policies, practices, and processes that center our communities and create an ecosystem where they can thrive. Fill out the Census at my2020census.gov and stay tuned in the coming weeks for more ways to join the conversation and show that #OurFamiliesCount.
Do you want to be connected to #OurFamiliesCount? Email Monica Hurtado at firstname.lastname@example.org and get involved today.
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Below are multilingual resources to share with your communities about the Census:
THE CENSUS IS CONFIDENTIAL AND SAFE, ENGLISH: https://bit.ly/3fPgAOV
THE CENSUS IS CONFIDENTIAL, EN ESPAÑOL: https://bit.ly/39kQPng
THE CENSUS IS SAFE AND VITAL FOR LATINXS: https://bit.ly/2CYYqLO
THE CENSUS IS CONFIDENTIAL, HMOOB: https://bit.ly/2OIi1T8
THE CENSUS HELPS OUR HMONG COMMUNITY: https://bit.ly/2OH7Hen
THE CENSUS IS CONFIDENTIAL, AF SOOMALI: https://bit.ly/2ZLLv92
HOW MANY SOMALIS ARE THERE IN MINNESOTA?: https://bit.ly/2CZeaOX
THE CENSUS IS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS TOO: https://bit.ly/2OHQ7Xp
THE CENSUS IS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: https://bit.ly/3eQ2FXk
MINNESOTA COULD BE A BIG LOSER IN 2020: https://bit.ly/3eOUXNd