VICTORY: A Federal Court Orders the 2020 Census to Continue Through October 31
We're writing with breaking news. Positive breaking news, for once.
A federal judge just barred the Trump administration from ending the 2020 Census early—blocking the current administration's efforts to skew congressional representation, redistricting, and critical community funding for the next 10 years.
The Census will now continue through October 31. This is a victory for our communities!
Thank you to EACH AND EVERY ONE of you that make up our incredible nationwide community for your efforts to mobilize everyone you know to fill out the simple, confidential, 9-question Census. We have earned this additional month!
Your Census participation won’t just help our communities survive and thrive today—it will help them for the next decade—supporting them to recover from COVID-19 and face the challenges ahead. Completing the Census brings critical funding to our hospitals, healthcare, first responders, essential emergency services, affordable housing, nutrition programs, food assistance, schools, child care, public transportation, road repair, and more—for the next 10 years.
Sanctuary City Project, led by Treggiari and Sergio De La Torre, serves as a public print shop where visitors can engage in dialogue while creating protest posters around topics of sanctuary, immigration, and self-empowerment toward political action. For Art+Action's 'Come To Your Census' campaign, they created a series of prints, including these "WHO COUNTS IN AMERICA?" posters which can be downloaded here from our Census Toolkit, distributed in your community, and posted to your social media channels.
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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.