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Art+Action Founder Amy Kisch Wants You To Come To Your Census

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Amy Kisch, founder of Art+Action.

Amy Kisch is the founder of Art+Action Coalition. She’s working with other artists and the Yerba Buena Center to urgently get the word out about the census. She shares why it’s important for everyone to be counted.

"This [project] needs to mirror the perspective of the census that everyone counts."

The new deadline to respond and be counted is September 30, a month sooner than the original date. The Census Bureau’s director says they’re pushing it up to make the deadline for the president to receive the data by December 31. 

Activists and census experts are concerned the new deadline would cause an undercount of people of color, immigrants and residents in rural areas. Which would mean less federal funding for these marginalized groups. 

Learn more about the Come to Your Census campaign and visit the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to see some of the art, videos and discussions. 

Visit the 2020 Census website if you haven’t submitted a form

Click the play button above to listen to the interview with Amy Kisch.

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Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.