Our census form arrived about five days ago, right at the start of our intense social distancing. As millennials, my partner and I have never actually filled out a census form ourselves before, and, since we’re big politics nerds, we were weirdly excited about it. via GIPHY One reason the census is such a big […]
Who Counts in the 2020 Census? | Why is the Census such a Big Deal?
This blog post is the first installation of a three-part series “Who Counts in the 2020 Census?” where we interviewed local leaders spearheading the fight in their communities to obtain a fair and accurate count of everyone who lives in Virginia. We’ve been talking a lot about the census lately by pushing for more funding […]
Let’s Make Sure Everyone in Virginia is Counted in the Census
In the summer of 2010, I logged long and hot days working as a Census enumerator in Richmond. My job involved knocking on doors and tracking people down so they would be counted in the massive undertaking that impacts every household and every locality. As one of the few enumerators who spoke fluent Spanish, I […]