Data and Democracy: The Details Matter in Fair Redistricting
In Colorado and across the country, lawmakers and independent commissions are growing impatient at the delay in 2020 Census data and rushing forward using alternative data sources. Here's why this approach is so problematic.
Dispensaries & Businesses to Encourage Census Participation
Beginning this week, in honor of June 17th’s Census Day of Action, get out the count cards will appear in dispensaries and businesses throughout the state. The census is used to allocate public funding for investments that grow the economy, including schools, roads, and workforce development, among many others.
Coronavirus has unabashedly exposed many flaws in our system and highlights the need for community resources, and in hard-to-count communities just like any other, we need to fight for funding for our hospitals and school system.
Colorado Common Cause Urges Senate to Fund Census Outreach in Advance of Committee Vote Today
Colorado Common Cause today urged the state Senate to allocate $6 million for 2020 Census outreach. The funding is necessary to accurately count every Colorado community to ensure the state receives its fair share of federal funds, which make up a third of the state budget, and is represented fairly in the U.S. House of Representatives