Families and communities of color will likely be undercounted in the 2020 Census, receive less representation and financial support

Communities of color are already less likely to be captured by the U.S. Census. This is due to both infrastructure-related barriers such as more limited mail, telephone, and internet services, and also apprehension that census data will be misused as it has been in the past (such as in the creation of Japanese American internment camps). The COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated census efforts. In addition to these challenges, the federal government announced in August that the 2020 Census count would end a month early, reducing the available time to conduct this especially complicated census effort. This is concerning as an undercount of communities of color will result in long-term consequences including less representation by elected officials and less public money for these communities. #racialequity

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