Using Our Collective Power for the 2020 Election + Census

Thursday, July 30 at 9am PST / 12pm EST
Virtual Zoom Event

We are proud to announce that in support of the Art+Action Coalition's COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign, the Ford Foundation has awarded us a grant to bring our initiative to Florida and Texas—so we can make the next three months truly count in states where many communities are being left behind.

Join us this Thursday, July 30 at 9am PST / 12pm EST,
as the Ford Foundation convenes advocates, artists, filmmakers, and journalists nationwide who will share the tools, models, and networks that they are implementing to drive voter and Census participation to ensure that BIPOC, disabled, women, trans, LGBTQIA+, and immigrant voices are heard and counted. 

Art+Action Founder + Artistic Director of Social Impact Amy Kisch will share how we have been working with communities and their artists to inspire agency around the 2020 Census—to claim their fair share of resources and political representation for the next decade. Joining her, campaign artists Arleene Correa Valencia and Ana Teresa Fernández will speak about their ongoing collaboration, SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE.  

The event is free and open to the public. Register here to join. 

 Speakers include:

Mara Abrams, Census Open Innovation Labs
Marya Bangee, HARNESS
Sandy Close, Ethnic Media Services
Rebecca Cokley, Center for American Progress
Arleene Correa Valencia, SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE Project
Meera Dasgupta, National Youth Poet Laureate
Teddy Dorsette III, Detroit Disability Power
Vanita Gupta, Keynote Speaker, The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
Amy Kisch, Art+Action
Beth Lynk, Census Counts
Claudia Peña, For Freedoms
Dawn Porter, Good Trouble: John Lewis Documentary
Favianna Rodriguez, Center for Cultural Power
LaChanze Sapp-Gooding, Black Theatre United
Nse Ufot, New Georgia Project
Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project
Michelle Woo, For Freedoms 

Images above (left to right, top to bottom): New York Live Arts' facade featuring large banner with the text VOTE in rainbow colors and a headshot of Bill. T. Jones on top of the text "BILL T. JONES / ARNIE ZANE COMPANY"; Art+Action COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign with artwork by Clare Rojas, Masako Miki, and Joel Daniel Phillips; Amy Kisch (photo courtesy Christopher Polydoroff); Arleene Correa Valencia + Ana Teresa Fernández SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE; Correa Valencia in SOMOS gear from print/stitch; Fernandez in San Francisco.

While Art+Action's COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign began locally in San Francisco, it has ignited a movement nationally—and continues to grow. Art+Action Coalition Partner Paseo Project, located in Taos, New Mexico, enlisted artists from their community to create these Come To Your Census, Taos posters to ensure the campaign reflected their creative voices—to mobilize their community to fill out the 2020 Census.

Download ready-to-use files directly from our Census Toolkit, or for customized Come To Your Census assets for your community, neighborhood, company, or organization, complete this Google Form or email us at




Follow Art+Action on Instagram and like us on Facebook for updates about the campaign, or donate here to help us commission artists and mobilize communities to COME TO YOUR CENSUS.



About Art+Action

Art+Action—a coalition for civic participation that spans art, creative, community, business, technology, philanthropy, activist, and government sectors—has launched a multilingual arts-driven campaign that positions artists as catalysts to humanize the issues around the 2020 Census. Ignited by support from San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) and the Ford Foundation, and in partnership with trusted institutions and messengers, we've launched a campaign comprised of artist commissions, public programming, community events, exhibitions, and performances to galvanize communities to participate to receive their fair share of resources and political representation for the next decade.


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