Empowering Advocacy: Harnessing Census Data for Civic Change

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The potency of census data for advocacy can’t be overstated. With entities like the NAACP leveraging this data to champion civil rights and other issues, it’s evident how census insights can drive systemic change.

Why How Key Stakeholders
Census data offers a goldmine of insights to inform advocacy on a myriad of social, economic, and political issues. The NAACP, post-2020 Census, launched a campaign to address voting rights issues, drawing extensively on census data. Community-Based Organizations

Local Governments



Next Steps for Key Stakeholders

Community-Based Organizations Local Governments Businesses
1. Offer training sessions on harnessing census data for advocacy. 1. Engage with advocacy groups to understand their data needs. 1. Support advocacy groups through sponsorships or collaborations.
2. Collaborate with established advocacy groups for shared initiatives. 2. Organize public forums to discuss advocacy topics informed by census data. 2. Organize industry roundtables discussing the implications of census data on sectors like housing, healthcare, and education.
3. Develop toolkits to make census data accessible for advocacy purposes. 3. Support community training sessions on census data utilization. 3. Encourage employees to engage in advocacy training sessions.

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