Saturday Stats: Showing How We Count
Posted September 19, 2020 in eNews
49.5%, 55%, 62.4%: Respectively, the 2020 Census self-response rates for Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus. With a statewide rate of just 69.6%, we can—and must—do better, says Outreach Director Daniel Ortiz in his latest blog post.
100%: Share of people in the state of Ohio who need to be counted in the 2020 Census in order for us to have a complete, accurate count. In other words, let’s make sure everyone counts. One way to help: Get the word out by sharing our new PSA, "Showing How We Count"!
34,000,000: Number of Americans reported by the Census Bureau to be living in poverty in 2019. That massive number is in fact probably lower than the actual count, since in-person survey gathering was suspended in March. That’s just one of the problems with this week’s data release, says Researcher Michael Shields in his latest blog post.
-167,800: Difference between the number of Ohio jobs recovered last month compared to the number recovered in June. In the latest JobWatch, Researcher Michael Shields unpacks that drastic slowdown in Ohio’s recovery. Some of our federal leaders are unwilling step up for everyday people, and are compounding the damage by letting vital unemployment support expire, Mike says. Congress must immediately restore the $600 federal supplement, not only to help Ohioans afford food and rent, but also to avoid further job losses.
18: Years it took for Ohio’s median household income to get back to where it was in 2001—roughly $59,000, adjusting for inflation. We reached that point last year, at what we now know was the end of the longest economic expansion in history. By putting corporations ahead of working people and their families, certain policymakers have already cost us much of those gains. Michael Shields points out that if the federal government can’t provide meaningful relief, we’ll backslide even further.
$2.9 trillion: Amount of funding by which the Senate’s failed “skinny” relief package fell short of the funding included in the House-passed HEROES Act. The deeply inadequate proposal, supported by Sen. Portman, would have prolonged the suffering of Ohioans in economic crisis. Read Wendy Patton’s statement on the bill and its many shortcomings.
4: States contributing experience and expertise to the ReImagine Appalachia blueprint. Check out Senior Researcher Amanda Woodrum’s podcast interview with The Allegheny Front for the latest on our blueprint for a sustainable, equitable future for the Ohio Valley.
60: Number of years Native American people and their allies have been fighting to change the racist logo, mascot and name of the Cleveland baseball team. That’s way too long. It’s time to #ChangeTheName. Development Director Cynthia Connolly points to scientific evidence that Native American mascots actively harm Native American communities. She joined the YWCA of Greater Cleveland for a Facebook Live event as part of their series “Go LIVE for Equity.” A recording of the event will be out soon—Follow us on Facebook to find out as soon as we share it!
Daniel Ortiz will take part in “Latino Voices and Perspectives on Voting,” a panel co-hosted by Case Western and The Hispanic Roundtable, on Monday, 9/21, 3:30-5 pm. Details & registration here.
Daniel Ortiz & Cynthia Connolly will go live on Facebook at noon on Tuesday, 9/22 for National Voter Registration Day!
Research Consultant Piet van Lier will be part of Case Western’s live webinar series on racial disparity, social justice and the opioid crisis. Tune in on Thursday, 9/24 at 2:00 pm for “Substance Use, Stigma, and Incarceration: How Racism Impacts Prosecution, Sentencing and Access to Treatment in the Prison System." Details & registration here.
Daniel Ortiz will join the Young Latino Network’s #YLNTalks Series for “Latinx Vote and Count” on Saturday, 9/26 at 11:00am. Details & registration here.
Daniel Ortiz & friends will go live on Facebook on Wednesday, 9/30 to celebrate working people and resilient communities! (More details to come…)