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 census. The campaign has three main action groups:
- The national Get Out the Count 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 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 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.