For every Marylander to count, every Marylander must be counted.
Every ten years, the United States conducts a “Decennial Census” with the goal of determining the distribution of resources and political representation by counting every person in the country where they live.
Yet if left underfunded, the Census can fail to take into account a variety of vulnerable or hard to reach populations throughout the state. But every Marylander counts, and thus every Marylander must be counted.
Getting the next census count right is critical, as it will shape our nation’s democracy, public policy and economy moving forward. Key decisions about how the 2020 Census will launch are being made right now, and poor choices could have enormous impacts for all of us in the years to come.