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Be Counted 2020 Census

Everyone Counts. Everyone Wins! And We're Counting on You!

There is strength in numbers. The more people counted means more power and money for Michigan residents. Michigan stands to lose millions of dollars in federal support for programs that use census data.

Historically, the census has missed disproportionate numbers of racial minorities, immigrants, young children and those living in poverty – “hard-to-count populations” – leading to inequality in political power, government funding and private-sector investment for these communities.

The census count has consequences we will live with for the next decade, if not longer. This makes the stakes even higher.
 
Michigan stands to lose millions of dollars in federal support for programs that use census data. These include Medicaid, nutrition assistance, highway construction and planning, Title I and Special Education Grants, Foster Care and Child Care Grants, K-12 education, Section 8 Vouchers, and Head Start/Early Start — for which Michigan received more than $14 billion in 2015.
 

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