Thank you all!
The successful work of the Our Families Count project was made possible only by collaboration among more than 200 community, business and academic partners. Your participation made a real difference in trust and encouragement for many to complete their 2010 Census forms – and above all, to put real faces on same-sex couples in every community.
Over the past year, thousands of LGBT people and their families have learned about the importance of filling out their census forms and how to maximize the visibility of their family relationships in the eyes of our Federal government. Thanks to all who helped get the word out, our communities also will receive their fair share of government funds. Whether the issue is our schools, our roads, our healthcare or most important, our voice in government, it is vital to be counted.
The U.S. Census and LGBT Households
Every 10 years, under our Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to conduct an accurate count of all Americans and households, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and our families. Census statistics guide many vital government decisions. Federal and state governments use census numbers to form congressional district boundaries and to distribute billions of dollars for social services. Non-profit organizations use census statistics to plan services for individuals and their families, influencing the locations for schools, roads and hospitals, for example.
Jobs. Roads. Hospitals. Schools. The 2010 Census matters for every lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender person in the United States.
Using census data and other sources of information, we know that children in gay and lesbian couple households have poverty rates twice those of children in heterosexual married couple households.
The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
- May 14, 2010
Expression808.com: The U.S. Census & LGBT Households
- May 6, 2010
Las Comunidades de Color Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual y Transgénero se unen para el Censo “Fear doesn’t count” “El miedo no cuenta”
- May 6, 2010
LGBT Communities of Color Unite for the 2010 Census Fear doesn’t count” “El miedo no cuenta.”
- May 3, 2010
Privacy and the 2010 Census: Count Me In
- April 28, 2010
72% of America’s Households Mail Back Their 2010 Census Forms How Does Your Own Community Measure Up?
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