The West Steps: The largest mobilization of our federal government other than war

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 12, 2019

The U.S. Constitution requires an “enumeration” of every person living here every 10 years. It takes you a few minutes to fill out your census form, but it takes our federal government a full decade to gear up to count us all. Everyone—especially young children—need to be counted to ensure our political, financial, social and government systems are applied equally across our country. Listen in as our VP for Research Initiatives, Sarah Hughes, blows your mind with the scale, significance and high stakes of the 2020 Census.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit