Local elected officials have an important role to play to protect our democracy and the U.S. Census. The Trump Administration’s widespread attempt to manipulate the census is part of a multi-pronged strategy to attack and erase immigrant communities and to control legislative bodies across the country for another decade.
Earlier this fall Local Progress discussed how these individuals can use their levers of power and position to ensure a fair count, as well as support and protect immigrants and other underrepresented communities. We were joined in this discussion by Seattle Councilmember at-Large Teresa Mosqueda, Make the Road Nevada Director Leo Murrieta and CPD’s Director of Voting Rights and Democracy Emma Greenman.
We explored what localities can do to prepare for and engage in the 2020 Census, facilitated a conversation about working with local immigrant communities to prepare and get out the count, and highlighted strategies about using your public leadership and voice to support a fair and inclusive census count.
For those of you who missed this webinar or were unable to attend our national convening, this is an opportunity to learn more about your power as an elected official to support a fair and complete count.
Please let us know how we can support your 2020 Census efforts!