The 2020 Census Is in Trouble and Needs Our Help

While the philanthropic and nonprofit communities cannot do what the administration and Congress have been unwilling to do, they can mitigate the problem by creating community-based programs targeted at those at risk of being undercounted. In a recent issue of Responsive Philanthropy, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, wrote an article that highlighted the importance of creating a necessary level of trust in the process itself. In it, former Census Bureau director Kenneth Prewitt said, “Of the many things necessary for a successful census, none rival ‘trusted voices’ that reassure Americans anxious about the government asking questions.’”

Read the article here.