The Chamber has collected a number of resources from partner organizations to allow members to promote the 2020 Census among your networks.
What’s At Stake Politically After The 2020 Census?
In addition to determining federal funding for:
- Free school lunch programs
… the census is the basis for Congressional reapportionment and redistricting. From New York Magazine, a look at how the political map may shift after the 2020 census.
When More People Get Counted…Detroit By The Numbers:
- More kids qualify for free school lunch programs – 74,000 City of Detroit students depend on the Federal School Lunch program.
- More families, seniors get food assistance – 240,000 City of Detroit seniors, families depend on federally funded Bridge cards.
- More special education funding goes to schools – $200 million in federal education grants come to Detroit schools each year based on the census count.
- More college students qualify for federal financial aid – federal funding for Pell grants in part depends on census count.
- More clinics and hospitals get Medicaid funding to treat more patients.
Find Out How Many Children Are At Risk Of Being Undercounted In Your Area:
Young children, children of color, children in immigrant families and children in families with low incomes are at high risk of being under-counted in the 2020 census. A tool from the Michigan League for Public Policy provides estimates of the number of children in the state and within every county in Michigan to provide some sense of the scope of risk. The state of Michigan is pictured below:
The US Census Bureau Releases Its Predictions About How People Might Self-Respond To The 2020 Census.
In a research paper released on July 25, the Census Bureau explains its predictions and understandings about how people might self-respond to the 2020 Census. The report begins by segmenting the U.S. population into six groups based on mindset towards the census. Read more.
Be Counted Detroit 2020 Resources:
Local Community Resources:
- CFSEM 2020 Census Weekly Intelligence Briefings
- Asian, Pacific Islander Messaging
- Arab American Research and Messaging
- Be Counted Michigan 2020 Campaign
- Be Counted Detroit 2020 Campaign
- Black Community Research
- Census Bureau Community Outreach Toolkit
- Counting Young Children
- The Grassroots Solutions Report (Minnesota)
- Poynter Institute Slides
National Resource Hubs:
- The Administrative Records Report
- American Library Association Library Guide to the 2020 Census
- Census 2020: Young Children and the Census Undercount
- Census Mechanisms targeted at 0-5 childcare provider community
- Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results
- The Grassroots Solutions Report (National)
- Black Futures Lab | More Black than Blue: Politics and Power in the 2019 Black Census
- Census Reporting Tips
- National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund Census Campaign
- NALEO Kit de Herramientas para Comunicaciones
- NonprofitVOTE Nonprofits Count Resources
- Undercount of Young Children
- Educational Materials & Social Media Shareables (Arabic & English)
- National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
- Back to School Resource Guide (Spanish & English)
- Fact Sheet
- Social Media Post Guide
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