The Constitution requires us to count every resident of the United States once a decade since 1790. The census shapes how political power and federal tax dollars are shared in the U.S. over each decade. It determines the number of congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets and guides how an estimated $880 billion a year in federal funding is distributed for schools, roads and other public services in local communities.
We discussed how to ensure that everyone in our county gets counted for the 2020 census. Click through for links to presentations. Speakers: Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis; Julia Marks, Staff Attorney, AAAJ.