2020 Census News

Press Release 06.14.19

Civil Rights Advocates Highlight the Importance of All Communities Getting Counted in 2020 Census

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference Education Fund, together with Ethnic Media Services, hosted a telephone press briefing today featuring National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, National Urban League, New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), and Community Change and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), to discuss the importance of the 2020 Census to communities of color and the need to ensure everyone gets counted.

Press Release 06.5.19

New Report: 2020 Census Could Miscount Millions of People of Color

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, issued the following statement on the Urban Institute’s recent report showing that the 2020 Census could miscount millions of people of color and young children:

Press Release 04.1.19

#CountMeIn: National Day of Action Pushes for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

WASHINGTON – One year before the 2020 Census will be in full swing, leading civil rights groups marked today as a national day of action to push for a fair and accurate count. Census Counts, a collaborative campaign made up of more than 15 national organizations and community partners in 30 states, is employing a digital push and pledge to ensure every person is counted in 2020. Across the country, national and local organizations are hosting more than 50 events to educate their communities about the 2020 Census.

Press Release 03.28.19

Civil Rights Groups: 2020 Census Must be Fair and Accurate

WASHINGTON – Civil rights leaders and census experts held a press call today to announce a national day of action on April 1 to elevate the importance of a fair and accurate 2020 Census. That day marks one year from Census Day, when the census will be in full swing. The U.S. Constitution requires a census every ten years to ensure equal representation for all communities. Census data also influence the allocation of more than $800 billion in federal resources. It is imperative that the government counts every person in our country equally well.