Every 10 years since 1790, Americans participate in the Census. All of us get counted. And we all count. Each one of us who gets counted in the 2020 Census, brings another $1,250 in resources to California. This money goes to support all public programs, including roads, schools, hospitals, and many other services at all levels of government. An undercount impacts low-income and other hard-to-count communities the most.
According to the Advancement Project, 255,612 to 783,277 people living in San Diego and Imperial Counties are at risk of not being counted in 2020. When we are not counted, that means funding for public services in our counties is lost.