There's NO TIME... like the present to claim your fair share of money + political power.
NOW IS THE TIME: OUR FUTURE IS ON THE LINE
The current administration is continuing to hold the 2020 Census date hostage.
Spoken word poet Terisa Siagatonu reminds us that there’s NO TIME to waste.
Poet, educator, and community leader Terisa Siagatonu reminds us just how much we all have on the line in her Census spoken word piece, which you can watch HERE. The 2020 Census continues to be embroiled in political controversy and litigation. The current administration is creating chaos and confusion—in an attempt to skew congressional representation, redistricting, and critical community funding for the next 10 years—to stop people from getting their fair share. They sought to end the count on September 30, a month earlier than planned, but federal courts blocked that move. The Trump administration appealed. Trump’s Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, is threatening to cut off the U.S. Census counting on Oct. 5, instead of the court-mandated deadline of Oct. 31. This past Thursday night, the CA federal court judge presiding over the case on Census deadlines ordered the government to issue a new text message to all Census Bureau employees notifying them of the Court’s Injunction Order, stating that the Oct. 5 “target date” is not operative, and stating that data collection operations will continue through October 31. Don’t wait. We need everyone to take the Census TODAY and BE COUNTED.
The last day to fill out the 2020 Census may be October 5—or any day between that and October 31. Hundreds of thousands of households remain uncounted, which means that BILLIONS of dollars will not reach these communities for the next decade. Be counted because undercounted means underfunded and underrepresented. The 2020 Census will improve our lives for the next decade—and longer, since its ripple effects continue through generations.If that isn’t incentive enough to encourage everyone you know to fill out the Census, Art+Action will mail out free prizes to anyone who sends us proof of Census completion.
📞 844-330-2020 Billboard artwork We Count by Innosanto Nagara
Take action now to ensure our communities survive + thrive for the next decade.
Fill out your 2020 Census. Spend 10 minutes answering the 9-question Census online or by phone (1-844-330-2020). Get your loved ones and friends to do it too.
Download Art+Action artist-designed posters, postcards, coloring pages, and more from our Census Toolkit here. Put them up in your neighborhood shops, restaurants, libraries, and parks; the windows in your home; and share via your social media accounts to inspire + inform your loved ones, family, and neighbors to be counted.
Use Art+Action's handy COME TO YOUR CENSUS Action Checklist for direct links to social media assets and language you can use to spread the #CensusGospel so EVERYONE can Come To Their Census.
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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.