Why Does the Census Matter?
The census is required by Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution and plays a central role in our representative form of government. Under the Constitution, the population count is used to determine how many seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and how many electoral votes each of the 50 states will have for the following decade.
We only have one chance to get the 2020 Census right, and everyone in the United States will live with the consequences for a decade.
In addition to providing the basis for fair voting representation, census data:
Information provided by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
The League is working in coalition with New York Counts 2020 on conducting outreach and advocacy around the census. New York Counts 2020 is allowing all their coalition partners to use their materials to help with get out the count efforts.
The National League has created a clearinghouse of educational materials for Local Leagues to utilize.
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