2020 Census

July 12, 2018

The Census is constitutionally mandated to count every person in the U.S. That means counting people regardless of immigration status. These counts are used in determining a state’s number of congressional seats, legislative district lines, and funding levels for many federal grant programs to states or localities.

UPDATE: On Thursday, June 27, the Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Commerce violated the Administrative Procedure Act in the way it attempted to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The Court’s ruling means — for now — there will be no citizenship question, although the Trump Administration may yet endeavor to include the question. Check back for more details.

Click here to read CHN’s statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Click here to read CLASP’s statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling.

The Trump administration wants to play with the numbers. Advocates and state officials are highly critical of the Trump administration’s intention to include a question on citizenship. We know that in the midst of heightened anti-immigrant enforcement activities and policies, including a citizenship question on the Census will discourage people from returning the Census form. This is likely to worsen the under-count of low-income people, people of color, and children. In the last decennial 2010 Census, children were significantly under-counted.

CHN believes a fair and accurate Census is critical for our future. Here’s how you can join us:

CHN is a partner of the the Census Counts Campaign, working alongside partners nationwide to ensure that the 2020 Census is done accurately, fairly, and produces the best quality data.

In April 2019, 178 groups, including CHN, urged the Supreme Court to strike the citizenship question. You can read a news release about our “friend of the court” brief here. And you can download the brief here.

In January 2019, the Coalition on Human Needs co-hosted a webinar on the 2020 Census with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. You can access a captioned recording of that webinar, along with a copy of the slides, at this link here.

CensusCounts.org

  • The Census Counts 2020 site is a clearing house of informational resources and an action center to ensure that the 2020 Census is complete.  Learn everything from why the Census is critically important to what you can do to help.

CountallKids.org

  • The Count All Kids Committee is a group of national, state and local children’s organizations and allies that have joined together to ensure our nation’s children are counted in the 2020 Census. Together, committee members lift up the importance of counting children in the census among the public, advocates and allies, and federal, state, and local policymakers, and identify opportunities to improve the count of children, especially young children, in 2020.

Census2020HardToCountMaps.us

  • An amazing map that shows where in the country has Hard to Count (HTC) communities for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census.

Within states there are a lot of great organizations doing work to ensure that the 2020 is a fair and accurate census.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Count All Kids Info & Contact:
Children Now: www.childrennow.org

STACY LEE
Managing Director, Early Childhood Project Integration
slee@ChildrenNow.org
T. 213 973 5081

State-Level Complete Count Info & Contact:
CA Complete Count Committee: https://census.ca.gov/committee/

Ditas Katague
Executive Director
Ditas.Katague@Census.ca.gov

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Count All Kids Info & Contact:
Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc.: mccoyouth.org

John Brandon
President
Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc.

Sarah Williams
Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc.
sarah.williams@mccoyouth.org

State Government Contact:
Jill Carnell
Indiana State Department of Administration
jcarnell@idoa.in.gov

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Count All Kids Info & Contact:
NC Child: www.ncchild.org

Whitney Tucker
Research Director, NC Child
whitney@ncchild.org
www.ncchild.org

State-Level Complete Count Info & Contact:
NC Counts Coalition: www.nccensus.org

Stacey Carless
Executive Director, NC Counts Coalition
stacey@NCCensus.org
www.nccensus.org

State Government Page
NC Census website: https://census.nc.gov/

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Organization working to ensure a complete and accurate census in Oklahoma:

Oregon

Pennsylvania Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming