COUNTDOWN TO THE 2020 CENSUS
We must rely on our own organizations and resources, like the Greater Washington Urban League, not only to avoid the deliberate undercount of our communities, but to also ensure we create a more powerful voice for ourselves.
Nearly a quarter of District residents live in what are called "hard-to-count" neighborhoods - places in the most vulnerable sections of D.C. that require the Census to go to each household door-by-door and make sure every person completes their Census questionnaire. These include places like Congress Heights, Fort Stanton, and Barry Farm in Wards 5, 7, and 8.
The Greater Washington Urban League will engage over 100,000 people throughout the District of Columbia using grassroots mobilization, social media campaigns, increased media visibility and sweat. This is our chance to not be invisible and to Be the Count that Matters.
2020 Census timeline
The Greater Washington Urban League Census Center was made possible through partnerships with DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's Complete Count Committee & Greater Washington Community Foundation.
To learn more about our partners visit the links below: