The National Congress of American Indians is joining forces with The Census Open Innovation Labs for New Mexico's first creative workshop to rapidly generate content for Indian Country census outreach. Over the course of 3 informative and festive hours, we’ll learn about the importance of Census in tribal communities and collaboratively generate digital media and compelling messages that spread awareness about the 2020 Census. This event is a part of the broader Civic Engagement Day hosted by the National Congress of American Indians.
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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