Calling all creatives to strengthen democracy:make content for 2020 census! Join #CreativesForTheCount!With an unprecedented wave of creative civic participation we’re ensuring no one’s left out of the count.
Are you a creative genius* who cares about ensuring everyone in our country has equal access to political representation and federal funding for their community? We need your help to make sure all people count in the 2020 Census! Join our evening create-a-thon. We’ll develop assets that nonprofits, civil society organizations, and local governments can use to better reach hard-to-count and marginalized communities.
Do you know that the Decennial Census--a counting of the United States population that occurs every ten years-- sets our country's trajectory for the next decade, determining congressional apportionment (the number of seats each state gets in the House of Representatives), redistricting, and the allocation of close to $800 billion dollars annually distributed to cities across the nation?
Historically, certain groups are undercounted at disproportionately higher rates during the Census. An undercount of children, underrepresented minorities, millennials, and seniors can result in reduced congressional representation and fewer local dollars essential for community services.
In 2020, for the first time ever, the American public will have the option of responding to the Census online. This presents new opportunities to communicate the importance of the census by creating compelling digital content to increase civic participation.
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Activate your creativity as a group or do it solo-- just remember everything you do counts!