ou have probably gotten a postcard or mailer about the Census and know many people just end up putting it in the recycling bin. But did you know that the Census determines how political power and money from the federal government is distributed in our communities? From the money that goes to safe highways and affordable housing to critical education and health care programs, the count from the 2020 census will have a big impact.
As is too often the case people living in poverty, communities of color, immigrants, incarcerated people, the LGBT community, and other folks pushed to the margin are often undercounted. That is why The Womxn Project is thrilled to work with SisterSong: National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, the Women’s Rights Empowerment Network, the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity (COLOR), the National LGBTQ Task Force, and the Center for Social Equity on a virtual town hall as part of “National Census Day” on Wednesday, April 1st.
Every hour from 11am-4pm ET on Wednesday a group will provide a short 5-10 minute briefing via Facebook Live on a key issue to help you learn more about the census and help guide you on how to make sure that YOU get counted! We have included the full schedule below. It is a great way to learn more and to engage with our communities. We hope you will join us. But most of all, we hope this will encourage folks to take a moment to fill out the Census: www.2020census.gov.
Together, we can get informed and keep making a difference. Now, go fill out that Census!