Take action now to make kids count in the 2020 Census!
The 2020 Census is part of the current debate over the federal budget, so take action now and ask Congress to make sure that kids count!
Census population estimates have a big impact on North Carolina’s federal funding for family supports as well as the fairness of our local resource allocation. Every family missed in the census results in a loss for North Carolina. Young children have been undercounted in the past, so it’s critical that we reach their families to ensure that Census 2020 accurately reflects North Carolina’s needs for the next ten years.
North Carolina will jeopardize more than $5 billion in funding for child-serving programs if we undercount young kids in Census 2020. These federal funds are used for foster care, CHIP, SNAP, child care subsidies, and a variety of other services and programs impacting children and families, so it’s critical that we get the count right.
Providing the Census Bureau with adequate funding to do its job will protect billions in federal funding for the infrastructure and programs that we all depend on here in North Carolina and across the country.
Ensuring an accurate 2020 Census count is a policy priority for Think Babies™ NC, so please take action now and ask your U.S. Congressional Representatives to ensure a complete and accurate count by providing adequate funding for the 2020 Census - including a focus on improving the count of young children.
Please use the form below to ask your Congressional Representatives to ensure a complete and accurate count by providing adequate funding for the 2020 Census - including a focus on improving the count of young children. You can use the pre-crafted message below or change it to make it your own, which is even more effective.
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