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Count on Your Census

Nov 10, 2020

Who is being undercounted in the 2020 Census in your community? It turns out that the Trump Administration’s relentless efforts to exclude undocumented immigrants from the count includes refugees, often our bravest, and most vulnerable neighbors. Their journey to reach our shores is fraught with danger and once here, they confront an unknown language and culture. Community-based organizations become their literal lifelines, connecting them to resources, from schools to housing to job opportunities. Andrew Trumball tells the story of The Burmese Rohingya Community of Wisconsin and how it champions a growing refugee population, including their inclusion in our Decennial Census. Inclusion is how we are all seen and heard.