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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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Census Telephone Assistance Line Closes July 30

July 29, 2010 - Posted by Avril Lighty

The U.S. Census Bureau is reminding the public that on Friday, July 30, it will discontinue its toll-free telephone assistance line. The bureau reports that more than 130,000 people have completed their 2010 Census questionnaire over the phone.

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Civil Rights Groups Concerned about Low Census Response Rates in Gulf Coast, Mississippi and Texas Regions

May 19, 2010 - Posted by Ron Bigler

As the 2010 Census continues, civil rights advocates are hearing reports of significant problems affecting hard-to-count communities in the Gulf Coast, Mississippi, and Texas regions.

While the national participation rate for mailed-in census forms is 72 percent, it is only 64 percent in Louisiana, 67 percent in Mississippi, and 69 percent in Texas. In a letter to Rep. Lacy Clay, D. Mo., 30 local, regional, and national civil rights organizations, including The Leadership Conference, called on Congress to hold a field hearing aimed at addressing the below average census response rates in these areas.

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Census Bureau Kicks Off Door-to-Door Phase of the National Head Count

May 4, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

Though more than 70 percent of households mailed back their census form, the census is far from over.

On May 1, the Census Bureau launched the next phase of the national head count, called Non-Response Follow Up, during which census takers visit the roughly 30 percent of households that did not mail back their forms.

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Census Bureau Launches Campaign to Fight Fraud, Assure Confidentiality

April 7, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

The Census Bureau has released several videos in a campaign to reassure Americans that census information is confidential and to educate the public about avoiding possible fraud.   

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NCAI Announces Winners of Census Art Competition

April 6, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) congratulated 15 Native American artists last week on winning the Indian Country Counts national art competition

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Online Tools Track Census Participation, Estimate Funding at Stake

April 1, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

The 2010 Census is under way and the Census Bureau has reported an approximate 52 percent national participation rate.

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Online Tools Track Census Participation, Estimate Funding at Stake

April 1, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

The 2010 Census is under way and the Census Bureau has reported an approximate 52 percent national participation rate.

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Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Improve Census Bureau for 2020 Count

March 31, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

House and Senate lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to address serious structural problems that they say have plagued the Census Bureau for four decades.

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Census Bureau Launches Children Count Too Campaign with Dora the Explorer

March 10, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

Tuesday, the Census Bureau launched a campaign, "Children Count Too," highlighting the importance of counting infants and young children in the 2010 census.

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Justice Department Confirms Confidentiality of Census Information

March 5, 2010 - Posted by Ron Bigler

Responding to concerns raised by members of Congress and civil rights advocates — including The Leadership Conference — the Justice Department confirmed this week that information collected by the Census Bureau in the 2010 population count will remain confidential and is not subject to sharing or disclosure under the Patriot Act.

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