- The Chicago Bar Association
- The Chicago Bar Foundation
Census 2020: What Legal Aid Needs to Know
While it may seem far away, we are less than two years away from “Census Day” on April 1st, 2020, and efforts are already underway to help ensure a fair and accurate count. The data from the census drives key decisions made by government, business, nonprofit, and philanthropy. Unfortunately, the census has historically missed disproportionate numbers of people of color, immigrants, young children and low-income and rural households. By not being counted, these individuals and communities may not receive needed services and resources that otherwise would be afforded to them on the basis of census data. Leaders from Forefront’s Democracy Initiative will present about the basics of the census, why it is important, the current policy landscape, and what legal aid can do to get involved.