The Census Counts campaign, which is housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, brings together community-based organizations across a wide spectrum of advocacy: civil rights, immigrant, LGBTQ, disability, infant and child, poverty and homelessness, faith-based, labor, health care, education, youth, and more. 

Through education, training, organizing, and outreach, these organizers and advocates are working to ensure communities the census has historically missed are counted in the 2020 Census. The campaign has three main action groups:

  • The national Get Out the Count (GOTC) coalition
  • The States Count Action Network
  • Census Champions: a network of elected officials and library trustees working to ensure a fair and accurate count

Our organizations include people and networks who live and work in the communities most at risk of being missed in the 2020 Census. As trusted national and local messengers, Census Counts organizations are able to communicate the facts and importance of the Census, provide resources to facilitate participation, and address community members’ concerns.

This includes training and educating people and community leaders about the 2020 Census, translating materials into languages the U.S Census Bureau will not, and monitoring Bureau activities to ensure they are best serving hard-to-count populations.

Our Staff

Beth Lynk
Director, Census Counts Campaign
Sonum Nerukar
Get Out the Count Manager, Census Counts Campaign
Tamika Turner
National Communications Director, Census Counts Campaign
Hillary Medina-Loveless
Regional Field Manager
Diali Avila
Senior Field Manager
Emily Davila
Field Manager
Esteban Camarena
Field Manager
Jessica Carter
Field Manager
Sheri Dickerson
Field Manager
Kat Montañez-Montes
State Support Manager
Mike Biggs
Data Director


Communities that don’t get fully counted in 2020 will miss out for the next ten years. This is the time to get involved. The Census counts. So do you.

Splash Statement

NEW Stories for Change Videos!

Tymber Hudson: Let’s help LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care Thrive
In Partnership with: National LGBTQ Task Force

Patricia Bedoya: We Can Defend Immigrant and Labor Rights By Being Counted
In Partnership with: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)


Stories for Change features storytellers and 2020 Census advocates whose lived experiences show the deep connections between census participation and a wide spectrum of advocacy, including racial justice, immigration, disability, labor, and faith.

This expanding and downloadable series of videos, quote graphics, and infographics is designed to be ready-made content usable for digital organizing including, social media, textbanking, paid media, and email.


Click HERE to view or download Stories for Change!