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 at Cal State LA — a nonpartisan organization with programming centered around social justice and equality of opportunity for all Californians. Their programs—like the SELA Initiative—bring resources to build capacity and infrastructure for local nonprofits, inform and engage residents for increased civic participation, and provide the necessary data and research specifically designed to drive positive systemic change in Southeast LA.
The 2020 Census will have a huge impact on the Southeast LA community because each person counted means almost $2,000 more per year goes towards schools, roads, public transportation and healthcare.
Those dollars will make a lasting impact, and all it takes is 10 minutes to fill out the survey. So, the most important thing you can do right now is to fill out your 2020 Census form at my2020census.gov — but don’t just take our word for it!
We asked our partners at the Pat Brown Institute to share with us why the census is important to them and the communities they work with.
Here’s what their student professionals had to say:
If you haven’t already, fill out your 2020 Census online at my2020census.gov, over the phone, or by mail. It takes just 10 minutes to make a lasting impact in your community for the next 10 years.