Census 2020

CENSUS DAY COUNTDOWN: APRIL 1, 2020

LETS COUNT! The General Information about Census 2020

Everybody Counts! Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When the 2020 Census rolls around next year, Los Angeles County will be ready as never before to stand up and be counted. Thanks to our unprecedented partnership with the state, cities and community-based organizations, we are committed to making sure all County residents in every neighborhood and of every background have the assistance and encouragement they need to fill out their surveys. So much is depending on it-not just political representation, but billions of dollars in federal funding for programs residents here depend on for food, education, housing and health care.

Students can play a crucial role in making sure the communities they live in are properly represented by “getting out the count” and, most importantly, being a liaison for what are known as “hard to count” or “traditionally undercounted” communities. Like the electoral process, those experiencing homelessness, non-English speakers, LGBTQIA+, racial minorities and many more are often not fully engaged in the process-which can set up a vicious cycle of exclusion for another decade.

YOU can help! NOW is the time to get informed, educated and motivated! For more information and to get involved, email asisecofexternal@cpp.edu

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR STUDENTS?

Students are counted where they reside on April 1, 2020 AND spend most of their time, which means that the majority of students will be counted in their college community. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW CAL POLY WILL BE COUNTING!

HOW CAN I HELP EDUCATE OTHER STUDENTS?

As a campus leader, we need your help! Did you know the U.S. Census Bureau identified college students as among the hardest to survey during Census time? In response, the County of Los Angeles Office of the CEO and City of Los Angeles Office of the Mayor have put together this Toolkit to help make sure students are COUNTED!

Are you in a student organization and want to assist your org members? Download the CENSUS 2020 TOOLKIT.

THE CENSUS IS HIRING

Starting at $23/hour to help count your community. Learn more here.