It Starts Now: Census Forms Arrive This Week

kirkclayBy Kirk Clay, NAACP Director of Civic Engagement

This is the week! The U.S. Census Bureau began mailing official Census forms on Monday-I just got mine yesterday. As promised, it literally took 10 minutes to fill out, but it's a ten minutes that will mean more federal dollars for schools, roads and public works in my community. This is when the hard work begins for the NAACP's Yes We Count Campaign. Communities of color are the ones who stand to benefit the most from the Census, but historically we have been undercounted. That is why the NAACP has targeted dozens of hard-to-count neighborhoods across the county, and our volunteers will soon be knocking on doors to remind people to fill out their census forms.