The Vitalyst Spark Podcast

Ep. 18 Census 2020 Action Update - 8/11

Today, we're switching things up. We’re focused on an action that sounds like not such a big deal in the face of a global pandemic and the long overdue attention to race and gender inequity. But here’s the thing: the 2020 U.S. Census matters precisely because of COVID-19 and the inequities that too many people in Arizona unjustly face. Yes, the Census. Know this: we only have until September 30, 2020 to get everyone who lives in Arizona counted, and right now – as of August 10 – Arizona residents are being undercounted more than we were in 2010. That has to change. Another one or two Congressional seats hang in the balance for our state, as does much needed Federal funding to address so many issues related to health and well-being. That’s why we asked David Martinez from Vitalyst to join us today. We’re not going to talk at you for long. We’re going to talk with you, and then ask you to take action. Time is running out to get this right, which is why we need everyone to step up and act. So let’s get to it. It’s time to talk about why Census 2020 is so important to Arizona, why we’re still not getting counted, and why we’ve have to act now in order to get what Arizona needs for health and well-being statewide.

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