Undercount Could Cost the States

With the help of 2020 Census advocates across the country, using background materials from both the Census Project and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, allies have written op-ed pieces and contributed to stories and editorials in their states. Below is a short listing of some of the op-eds, editorials and articles pinpointing how an inaccurate, unfair and underfunded decennial census would affect various states.

Alabama – (The Andalusia Star-News, 12/16)
California – (San Jose, The Mercury News, 12/7; Politico, 1/16)
Illinois – (Chicago Tribune, 1/19)
Kentucky – (Lexington Herald Leader, 12/13)
New York – (Daily News, 10/12)
North Carolina – (Durham, The Herald-Sun, 12/9)
Mississippi – (Jackson, Clarion-Ledger, 1/13)
Montana – (Billings Gazette, 1/8)
Utah – (The Salt Lake Tribune, 1/26)

Please feel free to utilize any of the facts and figures in the posted materials for your own outreach to the media. Or, visit the Census Project website ( www.thecensusproject.org) for more information.