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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Census 2010

During the last two censuses, the Census Bureau missed counting millions of people — mostly minorities and low-income people. Undercounting certain populations may reduce federal funding for hospitals, education, child care, and disaster preparation — as well as fair representation in Congress. To address these concerns in the 2010 Census, The Leadership Conference Education Fund partnered with four national civil rights organizations to encourage census participation among hard-to-count populations in 13 key areas around the country. 

Download Flyers for Non-Response Outreach

During the non-response follow-up period (May – July 2010), Census workers visit all addresses that did not mail back a census questionnaire and collect information at the door.  During peak operations, 600,000 census takers will go door to door to follow up with households that have not responded to the mailing. The Census Bureau estimates that more than a third of addresses will not mail back a form. More information is available here.

1-800 Census Hotline Flyer (PDF)

 

Be a Community Hero (PDF)

When Opportunity Knocks (PDF)

 

 

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Experts Say American Community Survey Is Key to a Successful 2020 Census

August 3, 2012 - Posted by Willie Roberson

Witnesses testifying at a recent hearing on planning for the 2020 census emphasized the value and importance of the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS). The July 18 hearing was held by the Senate subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security.

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Hearing Witnesses Reinforce the Necessity of American Community Survey for Future Economic Success

June 22, 2012 - Posted by Willie Roberson

Cutting funding and making participation the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) voluntary would significantly impede the government’s ability to gather vital information, thereby weakening the economy, according to experts testifying at a June 20 Congressional Joint Economic Committee hearing.

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Highlights Risks Posed by Census Data Collection Bill

March 6, 2012 - Posted by Corrine Yu

The Leadership Conference says proposed legislative changes to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) would severely undermine the collection of data vitally important to civil rights and human advocates, schools, businesses, lawmakers, and others who rely on the detailed information to help make critical decisions affecting millions of U.S. residents.

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Census Poverty Data Reveal Disparity and Urgent Need for Congressional Action

September 14, 2011 - Posted by Avril Lighty

Census Bureau data released yesterday reveal significant increases in poverty and a weakened middle class in the United States, underscoring the urgent need for Congress to enact policies that create jobs and to protect programs that benefit low-income Americans.

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Senate Hearing: Looking Back on Census 2010, Preparing for Census 2020

April 12, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

Civil rights groups played an essential role in ensuring a fair and accurate 2010 census, Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Education Fund, told lawmakers at a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee hearing last week.

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The Importance of the American Community Survey

March 17, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

Stakeholders, including civil rights and community groups, are urging Congress to ensure adequate funding to maintain and expand the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) and ensure the continued reliability of data for all geographic areas and populations.

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Report Documents Challenges to Successful Census in the Gulf Coast and Texas Colonias

February 16, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis

Despite increased attention to the unique challenges faced by these regions, there were still a number of problems that hampered 2010 Census operations in the Gulf Coast, the Mississippi Delta, and the Texas Colonias, according to a new Leadership Conference Education Fund report.

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Census Bureau Releases First 2010 Census Data

December 21, 2010 - Posted by Corrine Yu

The U.S. Census Bureau released the first results of the 2010 census today. These findings were delivered to President Obama by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, as required by the Constitution.

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Final Census Participation Rate Matches 2000 Census Rate

October 22, 2010 - Posted by Tyler Lewis

The Census Bureau reported today that 74 percent of households completed their census forms and mailed them back, matching the final participation rate of the 2000 census.

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2010 Census Comes in under Budget, Bureau Thanks Census Partner Organizations

August 11, 2010 - Posted by Avril Lighty

The U.S. Census Bureau reported yesterday that it has returned $1.6 billion of the government funding it received for 2010 Census operations.

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