The Census


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Justice Sotomayor Stood Alone in Opposing the Early Census Shutdown

"The harms caused by rushing this year's census count are irreparable. And respondents will suffer their lasting impact for at least the next ten years," Justice Sotomayor said.

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Supreme Court Rules You Only Have Until Early Friday to Fill Out the Census

Advocates fear the consequences of stopping the count early could be devastating, particularly for low-income people, people of color, and immigrants.

A children's book is displayed at a U.S. Census walk-up counting site set up for Hunt County in Greenville, Texas, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Trump Administration Ends Census Count a Month Early. Here’s What’s at Stake.

The U.S. Census Bureau on Monday announced it would cut its once-a-decade count of every American who lives in the United States short by one month.

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It’s Census Day. Here’s How Stacey Abrams’s Fair Count Is Fighting to Ensure Black Men Are Counted.

Experts suggest as many as 1.7 million Black Americans could be missed this year, which would be the largest undercount in 30 years.

FILE - This March 16, 2020, file photo shows the Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Why Census Officials Are Still Confident They’ll Get It Done Despite Coronavirus

Census Day arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the novel coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by deadline.

Why an accurate census is important for California
A Massive Effort Is Underway to Ensure California Latinos Get Counted in 2020 Census

The Latino Community Foundation in San Francisco is one of several groups in the state working to help connect the dots for people on how participation affects their day-to-day lives.

Why the US Census Matters
Why the Census Really Matters

The results determine funding that impacts everything from the number of teachers at your child’s school to your ability to see a doctor or go to a hospital.