The New York Times and Salon have reported that many states, as well as the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL), have expressed concern over the accuracy of census data that results from the use of the new privacy algorithm developed by the Census Bureau to protect individuals privacy.Details
If you’re the type of person who cares about our democracy, I encourage you to become a challenger and help ensure the fairness of our elections. Above all, if you’re the type of person who likes viewing the flowers in other people’s gardens, I encourage you to become a challenger and obtain that unique perspective.Details
The Census Bureau Counts the Population by collecting information from all households, including those residing in a group or unique living arrangements. The Census Bureau wants to make it easy for people to respond anytime and anywhere.
Khyla D. Craine was kind enough to share her expertise in this Question and Answer segment, moderated by Leslie Kamil.
Census 2020 begins in about a month. And that’s a big deal! Ensuring an accurate count of Michiganders is important because roughly $30 billion in federal funding for public safety, schools, housing, health care, and more, as well as one congressional seat, are at stake for Michigan.Details
Miscalculations, and an unexpected victory from President Trump, have put abortion access at its most vulnerable point in decades. In a span of six months this year alone, states in the South and Midwest have passed a total of 58 restrictions. The left is on the defensive. Now it’s trying to recover.Details
The student loan portfolio has swelled over $1.5 trillion. Student loan forgiveness turned into a broken promise many teachers faced when accepting low-paying positions and incurring a debt some feel they were encouraged to undertake. Educators within the last decade are unable to extricate themselves despite adhering to the regulations of the forgiveness program.Details
A2017 tax cut advertised to benefit poor communities has missed the mark in implementation.Details
The US Supreme Court refused to hear the case Remington Arms Co. v. Soto, and in doing so, paved the way for victims of gun violence to sue gun manufacturers whose firearms have been used in the commission of crimes. Remington Arms Company manufactured and marketed the Bushmaster AR-15 style rifle that was used to murder 20 children and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.Details
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was ratified in 1968 to ensure marginalized and minority communities have equal opportunity access to safe, stable housing. It has been the strongest protection against unjustified and discriminatory housing practices, both overt and covert. In the fifty years since the FHA was enacted, exclusionary housing policies may be more difficult to distinguish, but sadly are still in effect.Details