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Dr. Ladson-Billings Earns 2020 NNPA Leadership in Education Award
September 17, 2020
“We have COVID, we have anti-Black, we have the very tenuous economy and we have the climate catastrophe,” said Dr. Ladson-Billings. ... read more »
Advocates: Completing Your Census Form Is Taking Action – Not Just Sharing Info
September 10, 2020
California’s overall 2020 Census response rate is a few points higher than the national response rate. But advocates pushing for an accurate and complete count in the state say in many of the counties where African Americans and other minorities live, the response rates remain a few points lower than the state average.   ... read more »
Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts
August 10, 2020
With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin next week, the Census Bureau is losing workers like Garick to pandemic fears. The attrition could complicate the bureau’s plans to ramp up efforts to reach the hardest to count communities, including minorities and immigrants, on a shortened schedule. ... read more »
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CRL on President Trump’s Unconstitutional Decision to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Census Count 
July 27, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, President Trump issued an unconstitutional memorandum barring undocumented immigrants from being counted in the Census when lawmakers redraw Congressional Districts next year. ... read more »
California Announces Partnerships, Strategies to Count Youngest Children in 2020 Census
April 2, 2020
Ensuring every California household participates in the Census is critically important. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census determines how billions of dollars of federal funding are distributed to each state every year for education resources, affordable housing programs, nutrition and health care services, and more. Estimates show that for every person uncounted, California could lose $1,000 a year for 10 years. That’s as much as $10,000 per person in funds lost over the next decade. ... read more »
Sentinel Exclusive: Coronavirus or Not, 2020 Census, Presidential Election Will Still Occur
April 2, 2020
“The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives. We face a health crisis, an emerging economic crisis and more than ever, a crisis to our democracy. As we adapt to new norms to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we must adapt how we conduct our elections,” she wrote.  Her wide range of recommendations included expanded online voter registration, multi-lingual voter education campaign, prepaid postage on ballots and applying Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to polling locations. ... read more »
L.A. COUNTY RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CENSUS DAY
April 1, 2020
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the nation’s population every 10 years. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in Congress and how much in federal funding is allocated to state and local communities for the next 10 years. Local government officials use the census to ensure public safety and plan new schools and hospitals. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, which creates jobs. Real estate developers and city planners use the census to plan new homes and improve neighborhoods. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy. ... read more »
2020 Census Alert: A Message from Rep. Maxine Waters
April 1, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, issued an ... to the community about the 2020 U.S. Census on April 1st, which is recognized across the country as Census Day. ... read more »
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Census Day Is Here in Southern California – Make It Count!
April 1, 2020
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and is key to shaping the future of communities. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs legislative district boundaries. They also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers to communities for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency services, schools and bridges each year over the next 10 years. ... read more »
Despite Shutdowns Community Leaders Rallied to Kick off the 2020 Census and Emphasize the Importance of Being Counted
March 19, 2020
Although the interactive experience has been placed on hold, the census is still extremely important which was the main emphasis of the kick-off. ... read more »
Southern California Edison is counting on its customers to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census
March 12, 2020
SCE is focused on reaching hard-to-count populations across its service area. ... read more »
Counting Children Matters Most: FAQ on Census 2020
November 21, 2019
Within the African American community, the conversation about the upcoming 2020 census ranges from “why bother” to “we’re all in.” ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Launches Census 2020 Taskforce
July 23, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus will launch a new taskforce that will focus on the upcoming 2020 Census and the legacy of under counting the African American community. ... read more »
Census Committee Reaching out to California’s ‘Hard to Count’ Population
June 13, 2019
Members of the California Complete Count Committee met in Sacramento June 4, to discuss their statewide outreach and communication strategy for 2020, keeping with their mission of getting everyone counted and connected to appropriate resources. The official Census count will begin April 1 of next year, and the committee wants to ensure they reach everyone, especially those who are “hard to count,” they said. Those include immigrant renters, children under 5 and those living below the poverty line. ... read more »
California Inches Toward 40M People, but Growth Rate Slows
May 1, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California had its slowest recorded growth rate in its history last year as the country’s most populous state was hit by a slowdown in immigration and a sharp decline of births. ... read more »
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