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America Needs Better Data on Race and Ethnicity

Rose Khattar and Edwith Theogene lay out glaring omissions in the way that the United States collects data on race and ethnicity and call for improvements to the processes.

The Messenger

Rose Khattar, Edwith Theogene

Count People Where They Are Report
 (The tent of a person experiencing homelessness sits on a bridge with the Los Angeles skyline in the background, January 2014.)

Count People Where They Are

The U.S. Census Bureau must address past and current operational challenges to ensure that decennial censuses to come can better address homelessness and provide support for lifesaving programs.

Jaboa Lake, Jae June Lee, Meghan Maury, 1 More Cara Brumfield

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Georgians Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Georgians

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Georgia could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Alaskans Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Alaskans

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Alaska could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Mainers Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Mainers

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Maine could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts West Virginians Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts West Virginians

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of West Virginia could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Floridians Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Floridians

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Florida could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Arizonans Fact Sheet
Kennedy Parker, 3,  from Pheonix, Arizona pets Ralphie IV, the Colorado Buffalo Mascot, in his pen outside the Outback Steak House in Tempe as he was on display for patrons before the 2002 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona this Tuesday, New Years day. Behind, Ralphie IV handler Kenny Rogers helps Kennedy pet Ralphie.(Photo by Jon Hatch/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty Images)

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Arizonans

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Arizona could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Texans Fact Sheet
People wait in line for a Walmart store to open after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on August 30, 2017.
Monster storm Harvey made landfall again Wednesday in Louisiana, evoking painful memories of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike 12 years ago, as time was running out in Texas to find survivors in the raging floodwaters. / AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Texans

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Texas could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Alabamians Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Alabamians

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Alabama could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts North Carolinians Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts North Carolinians

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of North Carolina could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

2011 Census Data Reaffirm Need to Implement the Affordable Care Act Article
Dr. Michael Lenoir, right, examines Dante Jones, 2, being held by his mother Daaiyah Shabazz in Lenoir's offices in Oakland, California. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

2011 Census Data Reaffirm Need to Implement the Affordable Care Act

The number of uninsured Americans drops for the first time in four years but even greater gains are to come when the health law is fully in place.

Maura Calsyn, Lindsay Rosenthal

5 Things You Need to Know About the 2011 Poverty Data Article
Laura Fritz, 27, holds her daughter and fills out a form at the Jefferson Action Center, an assistance center in the Denver suburb of Lakewood. (AP/Kristen Wyatt)

5 Things You Need to Know About the 2011 Poverty Data

Today’s new data on poverty reveal that the share of people living in poverty stabilized and that government programs to alleviate hardship are working.

Melissa Boteach

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Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.

Advancing Racial Equity and Justice

Advancing Racial Equity and Justice

We apply a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that aim to root out entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.

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