About Us

Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count every person residing in the U.S. (regardless of age, immigration status, or criminal history) through a national census. Most people know that census data determines the number of legislative seats Illinois has in Washington and Springfield, but an accurate census is crucial to our communities, our future. Data collected in the 2020 Census will determine how much of the more than $675 billion dollars in federal funds our communities receive each year. The data is also used to create jobs, ensure public safety and support community initiatives.African-American communities are already deprived of fair representation and vital services. Don’t risk your community being under-counted and losing funds your community deserves.

Shape Your Future

Today you have an opportunity to make a real difference, to show the world that you count.
Some benefits of being counted:

  • School Funding
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Childcare for Single Moms
  • Senior Living Assistance

We must work together to make sure that everyone in our community is counted so we all get the resources we deserve. It’s up to each of us.

THE BENEFITS OF BEING COUNTED

Historically, African-Americans have been under-counted, and every day, we hear more divisive language by factions looking for reasons and ways to exclude people of color.
Don’t allow the U.S. Census to be used as a tool of exclusion. Reclaim it as a tool for equity, democracy and justice.

Results of the census impact funding for things like:

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Schools and education

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Health care facilities

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Housing assistance

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Public transportation

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Food assistance programs

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Homelessness

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Career and technical education grants

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Medicare

Get Involved

Here’s how you can do your part:

  • Be your brother’s keeper… just like families did when you were growing up.  It’s called being a good neighbor. Help others understand why they should be counted
  • Spread the word that the census counts all people, whether they are living in your home or just staying their temporarily. It’s not just about the person or family who owns or rents the property.
  • If you know someone who recently moved, encourage them to complete their census forms online or over the phone, right away. That way they don’t need to worry about paper forms getting lost in the move.
  • Mail – You can submit your questionnaire via U.S. mail.

FREE OUTDOOR TOWNHALL MEETING

A CONVERSATION WITH HEALTH EXPERTS

HAVE A FREE LUNCH WITH THE CENSUS...

ATTENTION HARVEY RESIDENTS! STAND UP AND BE COUNTED

CENSUS 2020 VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING

Thank You To All Who Attended The Women's March Chicago 2020

Questions

– Are you concerned that Census data will be used improperly?

You’re not alone. We understand it’s hard to give up so much personal information and then just “trust the process” – especially since there was an effort to ask respondents about citizenship.
The U.S. Census Bureau is not only committed to keeping your responses confidential, we’re required to by law. The answers you provide will only be used to paint a statistical portrait of your community – and the price for not completing the survey is much too high for your family and community.

– Are you hesitant to let a stranger in your home?

That’s understandable. That’s one reason we encourage you to complete the survey online. Completing it online also provides a sense of anonymity, which encourages most people to respond fully.

Pledge Card

We must work together to make sure that everyone in our community is counted so we all get the resources we deserve. It’s up to each of us.

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