Would you like to rock a limited edition fill-in-the-blank 'Come To Your Census , ______.' Tote Bag, Levi's 'Come To Your Census, S.F.' T-Shirt, or 'Our Voices Matter' Facemask??
Completing the 2020 Census isn’t just about determining the number of representatives each state gets in Congress, it’s how the government decides how much federal funding should be allocated in YOUR community—including food security programs like SNAP, WIC, and the National School Lunch Program, among many others. That means filling out the Census will directly impact food security and bring much needed funds ($20,000 per person who fills it out!!) to those who need it most. That's why Art+Action Coalition Partner, Bi-Rite is offering entry into a $100 sweepstakes before the Census ends on September 30. In addition, Art+Action is continuing to offer our 'Come To Your Census' totebags, t-shirts from our Coalition Partner Levi's, and new 'Our Voices Matter' facemask to anyone who completes their Census before September 30.
HOW TO WIN
Fill out the confidential 9-question Census at my2020census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020
Art+Action will send you your Census tote, t-shirt, or facemask and automatically enter you into the Bi-Rite sweepstakes. Only one winner will be selected for the Bi-Rite gift certificate, but everyone who fills out their #2020Census is a winner because you’re helping bring federal 💸💸💸 and political 💪🏿💪🏽💪🏼 to your community!
SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE BILLBOARD NOW LIVE + UPCOMING POP-UP EVENTS
Correa Valencia + Fernandez are continuing to go into community to galvanize communities to resist erasure and claim their fair share of federal funding + political representation by completing the 2020 Census before September 30. Through the generous support of Levi's and Art+Action Come To Your Census campaign donors, the project will gift a free SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE hoodie or t-shirt to those who complete the 2020 Census at any of the below events (ipads and tablets will be available to complete the Census).
DATES + LOCATIONS S.F. Bayview: Friday, Sept. 18, 5pm @Surfside Liquors, 950 Innes Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124 NAPA: Saturday, Sept. 19, 9am @ La Morenita Market, 2434 Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94558 S.F. Civic Center: Thursday, Sept. 24, 12pm @San Francisco Public Library Main Branch Steps, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
TAKE ACTION FOR YOUR COMMUNITY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30
With less than 2 weeks until the newly-shortened Census deadline, Art+Action is urging you to take action in to ensure that your community receives its fair share of federal funding and political representation for the next 10 years.
Use the 'Come To Your Census' email signature through September 30 and link it to my2020census.gov. Suggest its use to all friends, family, orgs, etc. You can copy the banner above, which features George McCalman's portrait of the Glide SF choir, or email us at email@example.com). Read more about McCalman and the intersection of art + politics in his interview with Art+Action Founder + Artistic Director of Social IMpact, Amy Kisch, his The Aesthetics and Politics of Community Work
Create your very own ‘Come To Your Census’ PSA or get community influencers you know to do so! Check out artist Raf Salazar’s PSA script here or check out other language, including how responding to the Census is a form of activism and resistance. Remember, 60 seconds is the maximum length to post a static video on IG. Feel free to condense the script to make this possible for you. Be scrappy! Laptop or cellphone recording is absolutely okay. Watch examples from our artists + trusted community messengers: Maria Paz (English, Spanish), Yessica Prado (English, Spanish), Raf Salazar (English), and Luisa Antonio (Tagalog)
Download our MONEY + POWER posters, featuring artwork by Brian Singer + Stephanie Syjuco, and put them up in your neighborhood grocery stores, bodegas, food banks, laundromats, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, liquor stores, and on community + school bulletin boards, walls, storefront windows (boarded up or as is) to inspire your community to claim their fair share before the 2020 Census ends on September 30. DOWNLOAD BRIAN SINGER'S $20,000 CENSUS BILL POSTER HERE. DOWNLOAD STEPHANIE SYJUCO'S POSTER HERE
Follow Art+Action on Instagram and like us on Facebook for updates about the campaign, or donate here to help us commission artists and mobilize communities to COME TO YOUR CENSUS.
About Art+Action Art+Action—a coalition for civic participation that spans art, creative, community, business, technology, philanthropy, activist, and government sectors—has launched a multilingual arts-driven campaign that positions artists as catalysts to humanize the issues around the 2020 Census. Ignited by support from San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) and the Ford Foundation, and in partnership with trusted institutions and messengers, we've launched a campaign comprised of artist commissions, public programming, community events, exhibitions, and performances to galvanize communities to participate to receive their fair share of resources and political representation for the next decade.