Stories for Change
NEW IN STORIES FOR CHANGE:
Two new videos created in partnership with the National LGBTQ Task Force and SEIU
New quote graphics featuring organizers and advocates from organizations within the coalition (click through to the PDF or see the list of orgs at the bottom of the email to check if any might be useful in your outreach!)
Stories for Change is a joint project between the Census Counts campaign, housed at the Leadership Conference Education Fund, and NextDayBetter. It features storytellers and 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.
Each featured participant speaks directly to their own communities on the opportunity the 2020 Census presents to claim the funding, resources, and political power communities deserve.
This expanding and downloadable collection of videos, quote graphics, and infographics was produced by NextDayBetter, and is designed to be ready-made content usable for digital organizing including, social media, textbanking, paid media, and email.
Download links to all resources HERE
DIGNIFIED WORK AND A SECURE FUTURE FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS
In partnership with: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Featuring: Patricia Bedoya (pronouns she/her/hers)
Patricia Bedoya is a homecare worker who, with labor union SEIU, is fighting for dignified work conditions, beginning with being provided with the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need. She asks everyone, especially immigrants working for a better life, to participate in the census to address the need for improved lives of workers and their families. Everyone, regardless of citizenship must be counted.
Hear Patricia in her own words HERE.
PROTECTING AND SUPPORTING ALL LGBTQ+ YOUNG PEOPLE
In partnership with: The National LGBTQ Task Force
Featuring: Tymber Hudson (pronouns they/them/theirs)
As a non-binary person who grew up in the foster system, Tymber Hudson wants to see LGBTQ+ kids grow up thriving, and not merely surviving. They are advocating for an accurate count so LGBTQ+ young people, especially in foster care, have access to resources, better funding, and the right programs to set them up for a more hopeful future.
Hear Tymber in their own words HERE.