Here's a complex tale from San Francisco that shows how neighborhood activists took advantage of organizing, coalition building, and a new census that required redistricting to set the stage for a decade of progressive policies.
For the first time in decades, Denver County was the fastest-growing county in the metro area, clocking in at an estimated 610,000 residents.
Undocumented immigrants contribute to New York as workers, consumers and taxpayers; as such, they must be fully included in our city's census tally.
Because each census form represents about $2700 in federal funding for your community, we need you to not only turn in your own form, but bring up the census to your family and friends.
We still have a long way to go before we're able to do away with racial barriers and it doesn't help when the U.S. Census Bureau is requiring citizens to take a colored view of themselves.
Want to annoy Fox News' Glenn Beck in five minutes or less while simultaneously making sure your community gets its fair share of federal money? Fill out and return the 2010 U.S. Census.
If we're going to spend $10 billion on a survey, why not ask questions that can allow our government to better understand what we're looking for as citizens?
One of the glaring omissions in the Census survey is an option for individuals to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
According to an article in Prescott, AZ's Daily Courier, a large banner in Spanish that urged community members to respond to the census was removed after some locals complained.
The number of boxes we check on the Census depends on the ways in which we think about race and ethnicity as well as the material resources and privileges attached to those ways of thinking.
Instead of marking more than one race when the Census appears in your mailbox, think twice and consider checking once. There are better venues for more productively allying with social justice efforts.
In two weeks the 2010 Census forms will start arriving. By spending ten minutes of your time filling out your census form, you can help shape LA's next ten years.
This week, Marco Rubio voiced his opposition to including undocumented immigrants in 2010 Census figures used to distribute federal funding and seats in the House of Representatives.
Today I called on the City's faith leaders to join in our efforts to ensure that every Angeleno is counted in the 2010 census.
There was a small uproar last week as the U.S. Census Bureau began to publicize the country's 2010 head count. It was pointed out that a box on the form read: "Black, African Am., or Negro."
Blacks and Latinos consistently out-index other demographics in mobile usage, payment and features.