The census is in trouble. Here’s why, and what you can do about it. The American Constitution mandates that once every decade we tally how many people live in the United States. This decennial census tells us who we are as a country: where we live and how we live, where we’ve been and where we’re going, who our neighbors are and what our communities look like. As we approach 2020, there are serious challenges facing the census: – the Census Bureau is underfunded. – the 2020 census will be the first conducted online creating the potential for hacking and system crashes, and online disinformation campaigns – the current political climate could discourage participation. These are big problems, but important work to overcome them is well underway. A strong coalition of foundations and advocates are leveraging resources and relationships, working in partnership to assure a fair and accurate count.