Census

February 1, 2022

Equity Should Guide Redistricting Process

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In early February the state Legislature will draw new political boundary lines for Louisiana’s U.S. House of Representatives districts, seats in the state House and Senate, the Public Service Commission and a host of other elected offices based on the results of the 2020 U.S.… Read more...

October 15, 2021

Louisiana Congressional Redistricting Advocacy Letter

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September 15, 2021

LBP Census 2020: Pandemic aid helped reduce poverty, but need for more aid remains critical

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous hardship in 2020. But timely federal aid and safety net programs dampened the blow and effectively kept millions of Americans out of poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Louisiana, though, has suffered through a string of natural disasters in addition to the pandemic.… Read more...

September 26, 2019

Poverty Drops (slightly) in Louisiana

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The percentage of Louisianans living in poverty decreased slightly in 2018 from the previous year, according to U.S Census Bureau data released Sept. 26. The gains were even more pronounced among children, particularly children of color, according to the 2018 American Community Survey.Read more...