• May 15, 2019

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to Host Countywide Census 2020 Kick-off Press Conference and Rally with Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and LA Mayor Garcetti

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to Host Countywide Census 2020 Kick-off Press Conference and Rally with Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and LA Mayor Garcetti

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to Host Countywide Census 2020 Kick-off Press Conference and Rally with Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and LA Mayor Garcetti 598 401 Census 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Monday, April 1, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis will host a Countywide Census Call to Action along with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA County Departments, LAUSD, and community-based organizations and residents from throughout the County to highlight the need to ensure that every County resident is counted in the 2020 Census.

The decennial census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and is used to determine political representation and to allocate hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to states and local jurisdictions. A Census undercount could translate to fewer federal funds for transportation infrastructure projects, economic development, and programs that help support our most vulnerable residents. The 2020 Census will launch a year from April 1, 2019, the date LA County will observe its Census Call to Action.

Los Angeles County is the hardest-to-count county in the country, and the City of Los Angeles is the hardest-to-count city in the County. The State of California Complete Count Census 2020 Office has awarded LA County a $9.4 million grant to support public outreach programs in the 88 cities throughout the County so that community-based organizations and local governments can more accurately tally hard-to-count populations for the U.S. Census. Hard-to-count populations include individuals who have limited access to the Internet, are renters or are experiencing homelessness, may not participate in the U.S. Census due to a language barrier, or harbor a fear of reprisal by the federal government.

WHEN:Monday, April 1, 2019, 9 a.m.

WHERE:Mezzanine Level of Grand Park (above the fountain)200 N. Grand Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO:
Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, First District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Second District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
John Dobard, Director of Political Voice, Advancement Project California
Efrain Escobedo, Vice President of Education and Immigration Programs, California Community Foundation
Lizette Escobedo, Director of the National Census Program, NALEO Educational Fund
Angelica Salas, Executive Director, CHIRLA
LAUSD Superintendent of Schools Austin Beutner
LAUSD Board President Mónica García
Los Angeles County CEO Sachi Hamai
Joseph Nicchitta, Director of the LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
Jorge Orozco, CEO, LAC+USC Medical Center
Bobby Cagle, Director of the LA County Department of Children and Family Services
Barbara Ferrer, Director of the LA County Department of Public Health
Antonia Jiménez, Director of the LA County Department of Public Social Services