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Estimating Outreach Costs for Hard-to-Count Communities

States will play an important role in helping to promote an accurate 2020 Census, but they can’t do it alone. Achieving a fair and accurate 2020 Census will require states to invest in community-based organizations (CBOs) as partners to ensure that trusted voices in local communities reach skeptical people about why it is important to fill out the census form.

Use this data table to estimate how much money would be needed to ensure a robust self-response and non-response follow-up outreach strategy by community-based groups in each state.

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How State Legislators Can Ensure That Every Person Counts

This brief was co-authored by Common Cause, State Innovation Exchange (SiX), and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Here you will find a selection of policy solutions, messaging guidance, and additional resources to support census preparation in your state. This brief is meant to serve as a starting point for thinking about census legislation and communication and is not meant to supersede direct discussions with local experts and advocates.

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Improving Data to Capture a Multiethnic America

This report seeks to identify and document specific civil rights uses of census race and ethnicity data and evaluate the consequences of possible changes in the collection and reporting of those data. We hope our partners throughout the country benefit from the report’s narrative and associated resources, as we work to advance our collective goal of ensuring a fair and accurate 2020 census.

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