Census shout-outs: Hit the ground running for the #2020Census
Our 2020 Census partner organizations are doing amazing work across the city of Chicago, suburban Cook County, and the collar counties to ensure a complete count here in Illinois! We wanted to give a SHOUT OUT to a few of the groups who have hit the ground running in 2020 to make sure that we ALL count here in Illinois.
Leaders at Brighton Park Neighborhood Council have already knocked on 5,000 doors in-and-around the Brighton Park neighborhood. Special shout-out to Jesus who joined the team and is leading the efforts. You can check out more of Jesus and BPNC's work from this report at Telemundo Chicago:
Community Health Partnership of Illinois and the Illinois Migrant Council are both working to reach migrant workers in the suburbs and collar counties. In total, they have educated over 600 community members on the 2020 Census so far, with more events and education to come!
At the end of January, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and the Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition hosted the Asian American Census Summit where organizations got together to strategize and build expertise around the #2020Census! Over 80 community leaders from across Chicago and the suburbs are READY to make sure we ALL count in Illinois.
Over in Albany Park, Communities United leaders and volunteers are getting it DONE! So far they've knocked on over 500 doors and passed out over 1000 flyers about the 2020 Census.
To mobilize the Filipinx community to participate in the 2020 Census, the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) launched the Filipino/a/x Complete Count Committee and trained 18 trusted messengers to spread the word!
Also, we can't mention AFIRE without sharing their Cens-US valentine ❤️
And finally, the team at the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition spent January and February sharing 50 ways that Census data will be used and why it's important! Check out their Twitter feed and find out what decisions 2020 Census data will inform over the next decade.
IL Muslim Civic Coalition was also part of a STRONG showing at the Women's March in late-January.