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Numbers Rule: Why the Census Matters

Demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institute offers historical context on the importance of the decennial survey. He describes how the attempt to insert a citizenship question threatens the accuracy of the count because of the fear it generates. Frey also describes what the 2020 Census will likely show — that as a nation we are becoming younger and more diverse.

From Mandate to Mission: Inspiring Minorities to Take the Census

Shagufta Ahmed spearheads interfaith outreach for the U.S. Census Bureau.  Ahmed is passionate about the census, something she inherited from her father, an immigrant from Pakistan. She discusses what’s at stake in an accurate census for minority and immigrant groups and describes how the U.S. Census Bureau is working to earn the trust of distrustful communities.

Partners in Trust: The Campaign to Count America

We continue to take a closer look at the U.S. Census Bureau’s Interfaith Summit at the Washington National Cathedral. We hear from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist community leaders who each describe how participation in the campaign is a religious duty within their respective traditions. And we talk to Jamie Mujahed Fletcher, the founder of the first Latino-led Islamic center in the United States.  He shares how his organization partners with the 2020 U.S. Census

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