Every 10 years, the federal government attempts to count every person living in the country for the U.S. Census. Every time, however, there are populations that are under-counted. Transgender and queer people, LGB people, people of color, immigrants, people who are experiencing homelessness, people living in rural areas, people with low incomes, renters, single-parent households, people with limited English proficiency, and young children are very often not counted in the Census.
It's time to be counted. The Census results directly affect issues of democracy such as redrawing district lines and making sure states have the proper number of representatives in Congress. The Census also determines how much money each state gets for important social services like Medicaid, Section 8 housing vouchers, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Sign the pledge below to be counted on the 2020 Census and ensure our communities have the funds and representation they deserve.