Ensuring the Strength of Our Census: A Call for Adequate Funding

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Proper funding for the Census Bureau is crucial for its accurate and complete operations. Notable agencies like the National Association of Counties have emphasized its importance for both urban and rural communities.

Why How Key Stakeholders
Adequate funding ensures a comprehensive and accurate census, benefiting all layers of society. After the 2020 Census, the State of California lobbied for increased Census Bureau funding, resulting in improved regional data accuracy. Community-Based Organizations

Local Governments



Next Steps for Key Stakeholders

CBOs Local Governments Businesses
1. Collaborate with regional bodies to advocate for census funding. 1. Align with state officials in lobbying for Census Bureau funds. 1. Support local initiatives advocating for Census Bureau funding.
2. Educate communities about funding’s impact on census accuracy. 2. Use platforms like council meetings to emphasize the funding importance. 2. Use corporate platforms to highlight the census’s role in economic projections.
3. Mobilize local efforts through petitions and drives. 3. Engage in public-private partnerships to ensure census promotion. 3. Partner with NGOs for focused funding campaigns.

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