今年8月,美国商务部宣布plans to end counting efforts for the 2020 Census on September 30, a full month sooner than previously scheduled. This news was a big blow for a census effort already challenged by the coronavirus pandemic. The accelerated timeline effectively guarantees undercounting that will skew political representation, government funding (including crucial arts and arts education dollars), and essential services for every person in every community in the country for the next 10 years. Roughly four out of 10 households have not participated in the census, and rates are lower for people the census historically undercounts: Black, Indigenous, and people of color, disabled people, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ people, and low-income and homeless populations.
我们参加慈善事业领袖谁发出了call to re-extend the deadline到10月31日，这对大流行一个必要的响应。这项工作是当务之急。上周，法院发布命令，让人口普查结果继续，但这场官司正在进行中。为确保全面和准确计数，有迫切需要创新，以在未来几周内驱动普查的参与，特别是在难以计数的社区，与广告的普查工作输液和创造力。
艺术ists, designers, filmmakers, and writers and the organizations that serve them have a unique power to craft and circulate art and stories that illustrate what is at stake — schools, hospitals, infrastructure, and more — and inspire people to respond. They can adapt quickly and touch people in our new digital reality. The census and organizers in the civic engagement space need them right now.
首先，谁尚未完成普查可以访问2020census.govand be counted right now. Every response matters. Your answer will shape the future of your community.
- 分享your census story
Once you have completed the census, share your own story to inspire others. Tell everyone you can why the census matters to you. For examples of effective storytelling, consider故事更改，一期工程人口普查统计andNextDayBetter. Through personal videos, quote graphics, and infographics, the digital-organizing project illustrates the importance of the census as a basis for advocacy of a range of issues that include racial justice, immigration, disability, labor, and faith.
- Get creative with your content
No matter your creative medium — be it theater, ceramics, or gaming — you have an opportunity to spark awareness and interest and connect people to the census on a human level. Arleene Correa Valencia and Ana Teresa Fernández’sSOMOS有形项目成衣齿轮四月贝，玛莎·卡里略，并奉黄长发的海报为自助图形和对于自由其2018照片的实物照片。西洋镜，言论自由，只是如何挑起普查兴奋和反射几个例子。考虑利用开源的平台，如广告内容为计数内容库所以其他人可以使用您的内容。
点击您的在线和离线网络适应并产生内容并连接到谁尚未计算社区。考虑托管虚拟Create-a-thonË发泄集体产生和传播数字媒体传播意识。自由地与你的同胞素材，艺术团体和会员群体，如分享你的策略Americans for the Arts和any outlets you have at hand so they can do more. Reach out to your public officials, community leaders, and other civic engagement organizations and join their get-out-the-count campaigns. When it comes to the census and census outreach, there is strength in numbers.