COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Contact: Judy Hammond, Director of Public Affairs, (213) 974-1363
Brian Lew, Assistant Director, (213) 974-1652
Angie Castro, Supervisor Gloria Molina, (213) 703-2823
Who: East Los Angeles Complete Count Committee members and more than 100 community volunteers.
What: Neighbors will go door-to-door encouraging neighbors to fill out and complete their Census questionnaires and inform residents where to get assistance from the authorized Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers.
Why: To answer questions and help dispel any fears relating to the Census questionnaire, and to clarify confusion regarding Census question #9. Several inquiries have been received regarding this Census question.
When: Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: East L.A. Civic Center
4801 E. Third St., L.A. 90022
“2010 Census data directly affects how more than $400 billion in federal funding will be distributed in our communities for the next decade – funding for schools, jobs, hospitals, libraries, parks, roads and other important services, including emergency response aid,” said Supervisor Gloria Molina, chair of the Board of Supervisors. “By spending 10 minutes filling out our Census questionnaires, we will help shape the next 10 years - it’s important, safe and easy.”
It is estimated that more than 170,000 residents went uncounted in Los Angeles County in the 2000 Census, resulting in the loss of $636 million in federal funding for local services. The walks are part of the County’s campaign to increase participation in the 2010 Census and achieve a complete and accurate count.
In partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, and with its “You Count!” efforts, the County aims to achieve a complete and accurate count. For more information or to locate the nearest Census Questionnaire Assistance Center, go to the County’s website at www.census.lacounty.gov or call (866) 872-6868 (English); (866) 928-2010 (Spanish).