Grassroots Outreach, Education, and Advocacy for a Complete Count
We believe a full, fair, and accurate census, and the collection of useful, objective data about our nation’s people, housing, economy, and communities, is vitally important to equitably determining resources and representation. Massachusetts receives over $10 billion in federal funding for services and programs based on Census counts, including Mass Health, highway planning and construction, special education grants, school lunch programs, Head Start/Early Head Start, health center programs, Low Income Home Energy Assistance, Foster Care, and CHIP. The census has traditionally struggled to get a complete count of low-income communities, particularly those with a high population of communities of color. Ensuring that our communities are properly counted in the 2020 Census is the first step to ensuring that these voters are represented in the redistricting process and policy debate moving forward.