Advocacy Powered by Census Data: Pushing for Change with Concrete Evidence

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Informed advocacy can bring about impactful change. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have long used census data to fortify their advocacy efforts on pivotal societal issues.

Why How Key Stakeholders
Census data’s granularity aids in pinpointing disparities, thereby giving advocacy efforts a robust foundation. The ACLU, post-2020 Census, used demographic data to address disparities in criminal justice reforms. Community-Based Organizations

Local Governments



Next Steps for Key Stakeholders

CBOs Local Governments Businesses
1. Organize training workshops on census data tools. 1. Encourage community groups to utilize census data for informed advocacy. 1. Offer platforms for data-driven advocacy discussions.
2. Partner with advocacy groups for combined efforts. 2. Collaborate with NGOs on data-driven campaigns. 2. Sponsor initiatives pushing for evidence-based changes.
3. Develop resources to simplify census data for public understanding. 3. Host public forums discussing census data’s relevance in societal change. 3. Facilitate discussions between advocacy groups and industry experts.

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