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Voices from across Los Angeles County and spanning our wide coalition of partners share why they’re participating in the census, their reactions to the latest census news, and more.

We Count LA Statement on the Census Supreme Court Ruling

The We Count LA census campaign, convened by the California Community Foundation, issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s court ruling: “Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling is the latest move in a series of concerted efforts to suppress our communities’ voices. Cutting the census short is a major blow to our civil rights, political representation […]

What Does the Census Mean to Pat Brown Institute?

We’re going to say it one more time for the people in the back: the results of this census will determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities — like ours — for the next TEN years.   No one knows this better than our partners at the Pat Brown Institute […]

Standing for justice and equity for Black Americans

The We Count Los Angeles campaign is profoundly saddened and angered by the murders of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement across this country. In response to these tragic and senseless deaths, we must come together to say no more and push for real change. We are united with our communities that are […]

What Does the Census Mean to Your Community?

We’re now fully into census season and, without sounding like a broken record, the results of this census will determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities — like ours — for the next decade.   Did you know that for each person counted in LA County, almost $2,000 more per […]

The Census is Coming! Here’s What to Expect:

April 1 (Census Day) is right around the corner and the first invitations to participate in the 2020 Census are being sent out RIGHT NOW to mailboxes across LA County and all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories. As our communities know, the 2020 Census is more important than ever because it will determine how […]

John Oliver tells you why you need to be counted in the 2020 census

You have heard us talk about why the 2020 census matters. This time, let John Oliver tell you how to make the biggest difference:  “All of us living in America right now need to fill the census next year… Make the census count you.” In his segment last week, Oliver discussed the importance of the […]

Why Los Angeles County?

To make sure that our community receives the resources we need for things like hospitals, schools and public transportation, we need to make sure that everyone in Los Angeles County is counted in the 2020 census.

We Count LA is a comprehensive outreach and communications campaign committed to promoting census participation among Los Angeles County’s diverse communities. We Count LA is comprised of dozens of community-based organizations (CBOs) that represent the wide demographic and geographic expanse of LA County.

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