The census helps decide how much money the San Fernando Valley will get for important things like School, Hospitals, Affordable Housing and Job Programs. Each person counted in the census means more money will go to our community for the next 10 years. Participating in the census means we are claiming our community’s fair share of federal money.
Help Get The Word Out About The Census In The SFV
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 made up of dozens of organizations across LA County working hard every day to ensure everyone in Los Angeles County is counted. Our outreach partners are located in eight regions across LA County and work with 16 different hard-to-count populations.
Claiming Our Community’s Fair Share Of Federal Money
As co-conveners for the San Fernando Valley Region of the We Count LA Campaign, our goal is to ensure that everybody in the San Fernando Valley gets counted in the upcoming 2020 Census.
Counting everyone in the SFV is how we will secure our fair share of federal money and ensure that we are represented. To accomplish our goal, community outreach is focused on ensuring that our community knows that:
Resources are based on population. This is why it’s important for everyone to be counted. The census helps decide how much money goes to our local school system, job programs, hospitals, and affordable housing.
The census is safe, because there is no citizenship question, and the process is confidential. Its illegal for census works to share any census information gathered.
It is very important that EVERYONE who lives with you is counted, including children, relatives, friends and roommates – regardless of citizenship status. The census will be used to make important decisions that will affect you, your family, and your community for the next 10 years. The next generation is depending on you to stand up and say, “I am here and I matter.”
The census also decides how many elected officials L.A. County will send to Washington, D.C. Being counted makes sure your voice will be heard. It is your chance to safely resist exclusion.