It has been a long road as California prepares for the 2020 Census—from budget delays at the federal level and persistent advocacy for adequate state funding, to the pending inclusion of an untested citizenship question. The state has allocated an unprecedented $90.3 million to support the census, but will it be enough to make sure that all California residents—including the 75 percent who are in historically undercounted groups—are counted?
With $60 million in state dollars allocated for outreach by counties and community-based organizations, what do funders need to know about the efforts currently taking place on the ground? What do we know about the hard-to-count communities across the state? How can funders continue to strategically coordinate to ensure we are all counted?
During Philanthropy California's webinar, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) showcased its interactive maps of hard-to-count communities across the state and data that can help funders working to ensure an accurate census count. In addition, we heard from Dolores Huerta of The Dolores Huerta Foundation and Perla Ni with their work on the ground as they too prepare for the 2020 Census.
To access the webinar recording via Zoom, please click here.