But getting an accurate Census count means making sure all communities feel safe to participate — and the Trump administration has been making that hard to even imagine.
That’s why we’re supporting “We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020,” a project by our newest contributor, Jordan Hernandez, that will highlight and celebrate Portland’s Latinx community in this Census year.
Jordan’s project will showcase a side of Portland that’s often ignored in the conversation about “America’s whitest city” — a side that now includes more than 300,000 of our neighbors and a growing number of our city’s artists, business owners, and elected officials.
Jordan is starting her project with a series of profiles that will appear in the Bridgeliner newsletter next month, and she’s also helping plan an event to mobilize Portlanders this spring around Latinx-led community projects, including canvassing for the Census.
And that’s where we need your help. The Bridgeliner contributor network is powered by our supporting members, and we’re setting a lofty goal of 50 new members this month to fully fund Jordan’s project.
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