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African Americans and other people of color and immigrants have been historically under counted in the past.  There are several reasons for this under count that can be linked to the institutional and structural racism, economic inequity, xenophobia or anti immigration sentiment.


As the United States population becomes more diverse, racially, ethnically and culturally and sexual minority groups have finally gained the right to own their sexual identities, there are groups which benefit from under counting their representation in the population.  Under counting certain populations not only relegates them to virtual invisibility but results in less funding going to their communities to support schools, health care, law enforcement and infrastructure projects such as roads, highways, hospitals, mental health facilities, and the homeless. Under counting certain populations relegate them to virtual invisibility


This under count has serious implications for all of our communities, it especially has a negative impact on African American and other communities of color.


Not being counted in the Census means that we lose our national birth right to representation in a democracy.



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The 2020 Census goes live on March 12, 2020.  Households should start receiving their 2020 Census cards.  Watch this video and learn the various ways that you can complete yours:  1) online, 2) by phone and 3) on a paper form.   The country only does this every 10 years and if you are not counted, your community will lose funding for important programs.

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APRIL 1, 2020 IS NATIONAL CENSUS DAY

   Join First AME Church for a live Facebook Event to get your questions answers and complete your Census online with others. 

Go to Fame Counts Census


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