Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, join Dr. Menna Demessie, CBCF vice president for research and policy analysis and the Leadership Institute for a Congressional Black Caucus emergency town hall on the 2020 Census. Register here or click the register button below. Use the hashtag #BlackAmericaCounts to follow the discussion on Twitter.
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts every person in America. That count steers hundreds of billions of dollars for critical services like health care and education; guides the drawing of lines for political districts and school zones; and informs businesses and employers about opportunities for growth and economic development. However, with every census, certain populations — particularly people of color and immigrants — are historically undercounted, resulting in a loss in both resources and political power. Click here to learn what's at risk in your state.