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Preparing for the 2020 Census: How State Legislators Can Ensure That Every Person Counts

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The policy brief was co-authored by Common Cause, State Innovation Exchange (SiX), and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Here you will find a selection of policy solutions, messaging guidance, and additional resources to support census preparation in your state. This brief is meant to serve as a starting point for thinking about census legislation and communication and is not meant to supersede direct discussions with local experts and advocates.

The For The People Act In The States

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Passage of the For the People Act (H.R. 1) through the U.S. House of Representatives in 2019 was a historic victory for the people-led movement to create an American democracy where every voice is heard and every vote is counted. While work continues to move it through Congress and get it to the President’s desk in 2021, many of the common-sense policies in the For the People Act are already in place and working in states and localities across the country. This document shows where ten key reforms in the For the People Act have been passed and implemented at the state and local level.

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