Citizens in Rural Areas Must be Included in the 2020 Census

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The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is urging funders to support the effort to guarantee that adequate rural populations are represented in the 2020 Census. The article explained that no rural-specific strategy has been designed for the upcoming Census. Misrepresentation in the Census has the potential to jeopardize billions of dollars in funding for rural communities. The piece highlights how the Blandin Foundation has been intentional about being involved with the Census. The three ways that the foundation has been able to achieve this is through coalition building, supporting local leaders, and sharing leadership and a voice for Rural. The article offers four ways that philanthropy can become involved in ensuring rural is included in the 2020 Census. The original article can be found on NCRP, please feel free to comment on the website or here on the blog.