The IL Count Me In 2020 program is facilitated by Forefront's Democracy Initiative.

Forefront's Democracy Initiative

Recognizing the importance and strength of nonprofits providing services to citizens all over the state, Forefront is dedicated to creating a sector where leaders are given the tools, training, and space to advocate for their communities. Forefront’s Democracy Initiative program seeks to enlist, educate, and train hundreds of nonprofit leaders and legislators across Illinois to encourage their constituents to participate in the 2020 Census, register and turn out to vote, and remain civically engaged. It consists of two main initiatives: Civic engagement and Census 2020 outreach.

To learn more about the Democracy Initiative.

IL Count Me In 2020 Statewide Advocacy Coalition

Forefront had convened this coalition, aligning with the national Leadership Council on Civil Human Rights' Census 2020 Campaign. The coalition is compromised of 40 leading Illinois nonprofit organization representing our diverse landscape.

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IL Count Me In 2020 Funders' Collaborative

The Funders' Collaborative is a collaborative of Illinois foundations that have joined together to support coordinated census outreach in hard-to-count communities across the state. Co-chairs of the Funders’ Collaborative, Mark Murray of the Field Foundation and Deborah Bennett of Polk Bros. Foundation, have worked hard all year to help secure contributions for a pooled fund of $1.65 million.

Get Involved

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