An accurate census could bring in $16 billion a year to Washington Communities, but low levels of current support for census-taking puts many communities at risk of not being counted.
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Message to legislators (email or phone):
Dear [Your Legislator],
The 2020 census could mean great things for my community: more funding for schools, roads, and healthcare.
But sadly, 1.6 million Washingtonians are at risk of going uncounted. This jeopardizes almost $16 billion of funding per year for communities across our state.
To ensure that everyone is counted in 2020, we need the help of community organizations that know how to reach the people they serve regardless of language, geography or race. That’s why I’m asking you to support the use of $15 million in this year’s state budget to ensure that our next census counts everyone—no exceptions.
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