Stories for Change
How Arab Americans Built Power With The Census
“We are deprioritized in everything, down to a lack of translated material in Arabic to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.” Lara Kiswani explains how Arab Americans can build power by participating in the census.Learn More
How Census and Our Faith Help Fight for Black Lives
“Every person counts in the eyes of God and every person must count in the eyes of the government,” says Pastor James Perkins, who calls all people of faith to get counted in the 2020Census to ensure Black communities have the resources they need to thrive.Learn More
Being Counted Means Ensuring Healthcare for Our Kids
The census determines how much federal funding each community receives for Medicaid, Head Start, the Children’s Health Insurance
Program, and other services that help ensure millions of kids don’t miss out on healthcare and education.
Finally, The 2020 Census Counts Same-Sex Couples
For the first time in history, the 2020 Census includes a question that allows same-sex couples living together to identify as such. This
redefines what a family is to the government and will influence how the census counts families for generations to come.
How To Write In A New Race On The Census Form
America's racial categories have changed many times, revealing the true diversity of the country at each point. You can self-identify
on the 2020 Census by marking one or more than one race, and writing in your ethnicity.