Why does the Census matter?

Federal, state, and county resources are often allocated by population. Historically, the Austin neighborhood has been undercounted — meaning the census reports there are fewer people living in Austin than in reality. This means that Austin residents are not getting their fair share of resources. This results in

Less funding for schools
Less funding for health clinics
Less resources for economic development
Less representation in congress
Less resources for ….

The Good Neighbor Campaign is fighting to ensure that Austin residents are getting their fair share by encouraging Austin Residents to standup and be counted.

We are encouraging people to apply to become census takers

Bad actors can spread misinformation about the census in order to decrease responses. Good Neighbor Campaign encourages you to download the flyers to spread accurate information about how the Census is crucial to Austin residents and the Westside as a whole. Please, download and share the following resources with your networks.