Tag: census

Racism in Politics – A 2012 Reality

One HeadCount volunteer’s view on racism in politics today and what needs to be stopped.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Human Rights

HeadCount Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: Galactic Calling for a Full Gulf “Headcount”

Whether it’s from Jeff Raines of Galactic, Spike Lee, HBO or a member of the New Orleans Saints, there’s been a lot of talk about New Orleans and the Gulf of late, and much of it is good news. The 2010 Census is seen as a once-a-decade opportunity to increase federal funding to the area, and there’s great…

Posted in Issue Updates, Gulf Coast Recovery

Murs, QD3, Kurupt Say: ‘Fill Out Your Census Form!’

For many young people, the once-a-decade occasion known as the U.S. Census is a wholly new experience. Maybe the newness of it is why young people are among the least likely to participate in the census. In a video shot at SXSW, hip-hop artists Murs, Quincy Jones III (QD3), and Kurupt worked with the League…

Posted in Music and Activism

Voto Latino Exchanges Ozomatli, Pitbull Tracks For Census Pledge

This seems more than fair: If you’re a Latino citizen (and even if you’re not), HeadCount partner Voto Latino would like to share twenty-five free tracks with you in exchange for pledging to participate in the 2010 census. The Latino community has been traditionally undercounted in past censuses, which means political underrepresentation and underfunding of…