Event Title

Make Marin Count 2020 Census

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Start Date

9-25-2018 5:30 PM

End Date

9-25-2018 8:00 PM

Description

You are all cordially invited to attend Make Marin Count 2020 Census Panel! We are honored to co-sponsor this panel with Canal Alliance, who, along with our very own Dominican student, Karla Hernandez, have been organizing this event to help mobilize our campus, local partners and community members to make each person in our county, COUNT! We have an opportunity to increase our political, economic and demographic power through participation in the 2020 Census. To learn more about how you can get involved and promote an accurate count please register to attend the event! PLEASE REGISTER HERE: (since we're promoting accurate counting!) DATE: Tues, 9/25, 5:30-8:00pm LOCATION: Dominican University , Guzman Lecture Hall (2nd Floor), 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael ALL WELCOME – FOR STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN SL COURSES – FACULTY MAY BE WILLING TO GIVE YOU EXTRA CREDIT FOR ATTENDANCE (AND ENRICHES YOUR EDUCATION ON ISSUES FACING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY) Why does Census 2020 matter? Per Karla's research: The U.S. Constitution mandates that the decennial census counts every person in every state and territory every ten years. The federal government uses this data to allocate more than $600 billion in federal funding. Government officials, educational institutions, businesses, and nonprofits use the information to understand the needs of their communities, target services, and plan for the future. Not everyone gets counted. Based on the 2010 Census, approximately 7% of Marin County’s current population (19,310 people), live in a hard to count community. These are neighborhoods where their race, primary en_us, poverty, housing situation, legal status, etc. make it a challenge for them to mail back their Census questionnaire. Unfortunately, our friends, families, and neighbors face a higher risk of being missed on the 2020 Census due to several factors:

  • For the first time, 55% of Census takers will be using an online questionnaire
  • Citizenship question included (first time since 1950)
  • Lack of leadership, funding and resource allocation for Census Bureau
  • Escalating fear around misuse of personal information and confidentiality

Event Coordinator

Julia van der Ryn, Jenny Bray, Karla Hernandez

Event Sponsor/Partner

Marin Community Foundation

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Sep 25th, 5:30 PM Sep 25th, 8:00 PM

Make Marin Count 2020 Census

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

You are all cordially invited to attend Make Marin Count 2020 Census Panel! We are honored to co-sponsor this panel with Canal Alliance, who, along with our very own Dominican student, Karla Hernandez, have been organizing this event to help mobilize our campus, local partners and community members to make each person in our county, COUNT! We have an opportunity to increase our political, economic and demographic power through participation in the 2020 Census. To learn more about how you can get involved and promote an accurate count please register to attend the event! PLEASE REGISTER HERE: (since we're promoting accurate counting!) DATE: Tues, 9/25, 5:30-8:00pm LOCATION: Dominican University , Guzman Lecture Hall (2nd Floor), 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael ALL WELCOME – FOR STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN SL COURSES – FACULTY MAY BE WILLING TO GIVE YOU EXTRA CREDIT FOR ATTENDANCE (AND ENRICHES YOUR EDUCATION ON ISSUES FACING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY) Why does Census 2020 matter? Per Karla's research: The U.S. Constitution mandates that the decennial census counts every person in every state and territory every ten years. The federal government uses this data to allocate more than $600 billion in federal funding. Government officials, educational institutions, businesses, and nonprofits use the information to understand the needs of their communities, target services, and plan for the future. Not everyone gets counted. Based on the 2010 Census, approximately 7% of Marin County’s current population (19,310 people), live in a hard to count community. These are neighborhoods where their race, primary en_us, poverty, housing situation, legal status, etc. make it a challenge for them to mail back their Census questionnaire. Unfortunately, our friends, families, and neighbors face a higher risk of being missed on the 2020 Census due to several factors:

  • For the first time, 55% of Census takers will be using an online questionnaire
  • Citizenship question included (first time since 1950)
  • Lack of leadership, funding and resource allocation for Census Bureau
  • Escalating fear around misuse of personal information and confidentiality