Black people remain among the least accurately counted populations in the country.
We hold the power to reverse this trend and ensure that our communities get the resources they deserve if we participate in the 2020 Census.
There is a disturbing history of Black people being undercounted in the Census.
And those who work hard to suppress the voices and the votes of our communities are also working hard to keep us from participating in the census.
Approximately 6.5 percent of young Black and Hispanic children were not counted in the 2010 Census. That’s nearly twice the undercount rate for young white children.
We have the power to reshape our communities for future generations if we participate in the 2020 Census.
To reduce the risk of a massive undercount in Black communities we need to make sure our folks know what the census is really about and how our communities benefit from participation.
What will your legacy be?
Even though the census asks me my name, asks me my race, and asks me about my home, I have never thought of the census as being about me. It’s about us.
Civil rights leaders and census experts held a press call today to announce a national day of action on April 1 to elevate the importance of a fair and accurate 2020 Census.