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Census 2020: “Making Black Count” During a Global Pandemic
April 30, 2020
Since then, all the major African-American community-based organizations, political leaders and other advocates in California — concerned that there may be an undercount of Black Californians during the 2020 census count — have found themselves grappling.   ... 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 »
California Census Chief: ‘Don’t Be Invisible. Counting Everyone Comes Down to Money and Power’
November 28, 2019
Even if you have people living with you who are not on your lease – or say your affordable housing application - you should still make sure they are counted during the 2020 Census, says Ditas Katague, director of the California Complete Count office. ... read more »
State Leaders Kick Off $100.3M Census Push With Call to Ethnic Media, CBOs to Help Get Word Out
April 4, 2019
“California is determined to ensure we achieve a complete census count. We’ve started early and are committing more resources than any other state on a robust outreach and engagement effort to reach all Californians,” said Ditas Katague, Director, California Complete Count – Census 2020. “Our collaborative partnerships throughout the state will make a difference in 2020, which may be the most difficult Census count yet for California.” ... read more »
2020 Census Apathy will be Detrimental to People of Color
October 12, 2017
In 2010, some states lost congressional seats and others gained them. For example, the Republican state of Texas gained four districts and Democratic led New York lost two. ... read more »
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