April 26, 2020

The NAACP is mobilizing organizers and leaders across the nation to encourage Black residents to participate in the 2020 census amid the novel COVID-19 outbreak.

“This census is more important than the 2020 presidential election,” said Casey Thomas II, a Dallas, Texas city councilman. “Once the election is over, this process is going to determine federal resources, congressional seats and the redistricting process.”

In Dallas, w...

March 23, 2020

Our political atmosphere has grown so toxic in its rhetoric that we are being divided based upon our dissimilarities such as the color of our skin, our country of origin, or who we choose to worship or love. With raw hatred and anger so prevalent, we must remain vigilant gatekeepers of the ideals that we possess. We must digress collectively despite all of our differences in this melting pot. Democracy is an active sport, neve...

March 23, 2020

 With 2020 in full swing, there are a lot of things that young people should be getting ready for. The presidential election is at the top of everybody’s list, but we cannot forget about the census. The majority of young people across the country do not remember the other censuses that were conducted throughout their lifetimes, because the census is held every 10 years. Many weren’t old enough to participate in the last one. F...

March 7, 2020

Every decade, we all have the opportunity to shape the future of our communities with one simple task: completing the census. I have been at the Census Bureau for more than 10 years and I am now the senior official responsible for a successful 2020 Census count. I can assure you that the census is safe, secure — and important.

The census is a once-a-decade effort to count all the people living in all 50 states, the District of...

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