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LCF Community Conversaciones Series: Yo Voy a Contar ¿Y Tú?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Tom Bradley Tower Room, Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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The Census is about power and money. The Census count determines the number of seats our state receives in the U.S. House of Representatives and how the government will allocate over $600 billion in federal funding to your community. As a result of the 2010 Census count, California received nearly $76 billion in federal funding. These dollars were used to support our local schools, access to health centers, job training services, and hundreds of infrastructure projects to strengthen the future of California.

But the 2020 Census is in trouble. There are over 5 million Latinos in California who live in hard-to-count communities in Los Angeles, Stockton, and Bakersfield. And, this time there are some big hurdles we must overcome: a leaderless U.S. Census Bureau, stagnant funding, and now a pending addition of a citizenship question that will severely jeopardize an accurate count of immigrants.

The Latino Community Foundation is expanding its leadership role to ensure an accurate count of Latinos. The demographics of our country are shifting, and the 2020 Census will be one of the most important in the history of our country.

Maria Brenes,
Executive Director,
Inner City Struggle
  John Dobard,
Associate Director of
Political Voice,
Advancement Project
  Maria de la Luz Garcia,
Director of 2020
Census Initiative,
Office of Mayor
Eric Garcetti
  Arturo Vargas,
Executive Director,
NALEO Educational Fund

No cost to participate

Register online here.