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Update on Fixing the Census

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead


Dear friends who have been following my advocacy for improvements to the U.S. Census Bureau's approach to race data collection, 


I met with Wade Blackman and Kelsey Perkins, both ten-year tenure staffers and each a District Director for Policy for Democratic Whip and MA Congressperson, Katherine Clark, on December 14th to learn what I could about their bearing on the Census proposal and what their capacity and interest might be in facilitating direct connection with relevant Census Bureau folks.


I'm delighted to be able to report that no convincing was necessary regarding the logic and value of this project. Wade and Kelsey reviewed the proposal, are keen to listen to my recent Hear Me Out discussion about it, and will work to discern the best next steps we can take to move things forward.


Wade and Kelsey could not have been more warm, welcoming, and clear about their dedication to helping citizens feel properly and respectfully represented when they have concerns or ideas about increasing inclusivity.


I'll provide updates as this process moves forward. Please feel encouraged to get in touch with me if you have skills and/or energy to contribute to this cause.



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