Turning Data into Action: Strengthening Civic Campaigns with Census Insights

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The U.S. census is not just about counting people; it’s about empowering voices. In the landscape of civil and human rights, it provides invaluable data that organizations like the ACLU and NAACP have harnessed for advocacy.

Why How Key Stakeholders
Utilizing census data for advocacy ensures informed, targeted campaigns for rights and justice. The Human Rights Campaign, in 2021, employed ACS data to highlight disparities in LGBTQ+ healthcare access. Community-Based Organizations

Advocacy Groups



Next Steps for Key Stakeholders

CBOs Advocacy Groups Schools
1. Review census data relevant to your cause. 1. Integrate census insights into lobbying efforts. 1. Incorporate census data in social studies curricula.
2. Align data insights with advocacy goals. 2. Partner with data analysts for in-depth understanding. 2. Host seminars on the relevance of census in civil rights.
3. Organize community forums to discuss findings. 3. Develop targeted campaigns around data findings. 3. Engage students in real-world data analysis projects.

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