The 2020 Census is very important. It impacts how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is distributed for education, jobs, transportation, infrastructure, and housing. Census data is also used to determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress and to draw election districts for your federal, state, and local elected officials.
The sad reality is that African-American communities are typically under-counted. But the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is working to change that. They hosted a series of webinars to ensure that Black communities are counted:
- Counting Black Children in the 2020 Census
- Counting Black Men & Young Black Males in the 2020 Census
- Counting Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in the 2020 Census
- Counting Black Immigrants in the 2020 Census
They also created a national Census information hotline, 1-888-COUNT20.
For more information, visit the Lawyers’ Committee Census 2020 landing page: https://lawyerscommittee.org/census2020/.