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Census 2020: Overcoming barriers to being counted

Many residents of the Bayview, Tenderloin and Mission report not being counted in the census, some because they didn’t have time or had a fear of the Census Bureau not upholding privacy rules. Some have language barriers, and for many, their address changes frequently.

Make our communities visible: Complete the 2020 Census

Do you know what it is like to be invisible? To have people see right through you? To speak and not be heard? That is exactly what will happen if we all don’t fill out the 2020 Census.

We ARE here: Census 2020

This is our hood, Bayview Hunters Point, once known as the fiercest in the Bay, the Black heartland of San Francisco. In a city that was 17 percent Black a few years ago, is the population really down to 3 percent? Where are they, our neighbors who are afraid to be counted in the Census? WE NEED YOU TO BE COUNTED!

The racial wealth gap’s larger than ever

The racial wealth gap has been enormous ever since the Census Bureau began measuring it 25 years ago. But it has never been larger than today. The median wealth of a white family is now at least 20 times higher than that of a Black family and 18 times that of a Latino family.

U.S. Census participation brings valuable resources to Black communities

Be sure to fill out the census form you received in March, because completing your census form gives you a voice to shape our community today and create a brighter future for tomorrow - and avoids a visit by a census worker.

Blacks ‘cannot afford’ not to be counted in the 2010 Census

The distribution of federal funds to state, county and municipal governments and the distribution of political power at every level of government depend on the Census. With only a short time until Census Day – April 1, 2010 – improving the accuracy of the 2010 Census is of critical importance to the Black Diaspora. We cannot afford to be excluded from the count again in 2010.