census 2020

Census advocates working to build trust and turnout

by (MVanDenend)

Submitted 02-13-2020 under NEWS

The 2020 Census, much-discussed and fought over, is already underway. On January 21, the counting officially began with Census Bureau employees visiting the homes in the rural Alaskan village of Toksook Bay. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, most...

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United Way awards mini-grants to 19 local agencies for Census outreach

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, July 9, Heart of West Michigan United Way announced mini-grants to 19 Kent County agencies to support Census outreach in historically undercounted communities. The mini-grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 for a total of $216,500. Because...

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United Way responds to removal of citizenship question from Census

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Last night, the Trump administration announced that it would begin printing 2020 Census forms without the controversial “citizenship question.” Advocates around the country and some states had challenged the decision to include the...

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