Digital Town Hall: Queering the Census

Fairness West Virginia hosted a digital town hall Thursday evening to discuss the importance of LGBTQ West Virginians getting counted in the Census. Every 10 years, the federal government tries to count every person living in the United States. This count, the Census, is used to determine how much money states like West Virginia received for public housing, SNAP, Medicaid and much more.

LGBTQ people, people of color and low-income people are historically undercounted by the Census. Let’s change that this year! In this digital town hall, a group of advocates will come together to talk about all the reasons LGBTQ folks should be counted! Watch the town hall below. And although this one discussion is over, the conversation is still going. Use the hashtag #CountMeInWV across your social media platforms to join in!