Many factors contributed to the historic barriers to participation in the 2020 census compared to previous years. These barriers made field organizers even more important. Now, three former field organizers for the 2020 census in Wisconsin are claiming that the Census Bureau committed fraud by instructing employees to sign up community partners without their knowledge or consent, which could have contributed to an undercount of Wisconsin communities.
Racial diversity within the country is increasing, including here in Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Recent 2020 Census data showed that across the nation, Hispanic and Asian populations increased, and the population of those that identified as “white only” decreased — a trend that statisticians at the Census Bureau have long predicted.