Thu 30 Apr, 2020
Brothers and sisters the 2020 US Census is going on right now and we must stand up and be counted.
Every 10 years the US Government conducts a count of how many people live in the US and where they live. Everyone gets counted: whether you are rich, poor, black, white, free, incarcerated, young, old, a citizen or immigrant (legal or not!). Everyone is entitled to get counted because this population breakdown determines how much money each community gets from the Feds.
You might be thinking, I ain’t got time for this shit, I’m trying to figure out how my rent is going to get paid with all this COVID 19 mess.
True! But here’s the facts: once this shit is over and the nut in the White House is sent back to wherever the fuck he came from, how we get to work, feed our children, pay for childcare, doctors bills, utilities, etc… that will continue!
Here’s why we should fill out the 2020 Census questionnaire:
Many in our community rely on social services and funding for things like free school lunches, healthcare for the in-firmed and elderly, daycare, as well as job training for brothers and sisters coming out of the prison system. The 2020 Census questionnaire apportions how much money the Federal Government gives our community for these necessities.
(And if you “straight” more power! but do it for your brothers and sisters who need allies in these challenging times…)
It only takes 10 minutes to fill out the questionnaire and you can even do it online (click here to get it done).
Here’s the other thing filling out the Census will do: Chin check the lying, cheating GOP.
The four things Republicans want more than anything else right now is 1. Keep all the money in the hands of 1% (aka maintain white privilege); 2. Keep control of the Senate, 3. win Trump Another 4 Years in office, and 4: Continue to suppress the black and brown vote (this maintains white economic and racial privilege).
The main way they keep all the money in the hands of a few is through capitalism.
The main way they keep the political power (again to keep all the money) is through VOTER SUPPRESSION.
Being counted in the 2020 Census will make it hella hard for them to keep suppressing black and brown votes because the number of seats they will be allotted in Congress (a primary vehicle for their dirty power plays) WILL DECREASE to reflect the actual number of constituents they represent in their districts.
Times are difficult and it’s hard to pay attention to anything but the nut in the White House and COVID 19. But we also must keep our eyes on the ball for our future and the future of our children.
Stand up and be counted in the 2020 Census Team Griffin. These MFs got to give us our fair share!
It’s a 10-minute questionnaire. Click here to fill it out.
P.S. There are NO QUESTIONS about your immigration status. We made those mthafckas take that shit off the form so don’t worry.