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Creating Awareness About the 2020 Census

June 17, 2020
Every 10 years, the United States government conducts the census — a national accounting of every person living in every state, Washington, D.C., and five U.S. territories. Nonprofits of every size and type play a crucial role in making sure the communities they serve are properly represented in the census by “getting out the count” and, most importantly, reaching what are known as “hard to count” or “traditionally undercounted” communities.

Accurate census data is essential for the equitable allocation of more than $675 billion in annual federal assistance to states, communities, and families. Yet historically, the census has disproportionately undercounted non-English speakers, LGBTQ+, racial minorities, young children, low-income households, and those experiencing homelessness.

Moses Taylor Foundation launched a summer social media campaign to bring awareness and provide reminders that organizations and individuals need to report U.S. census information. Check out the gallery below.

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