We can’t say it strongly enough.
It is critically important that every single person who lives in Lynwood is accounted for in the 2020 Census. If you haven’t signed up, you can do it here.: https://my2020census.gov or CALL: 844-330-2020.
There was some very disappointing news recently that the U.S. Commerce Department is going to halt counting on September 30—that’s a month earlier than scheduled. This will hurt cities like Lynwood and states like California.
Historically, certain hard-to-reach populations are more difficult to count than others, including youth, immigrants, highly-mobile residents, and those with limited-English proficiency. California and Lynwood have disproportionate shares of populations that are most frequently undercounted.
Did you know that the share of California’s population aged five or older that is not yet fully fluent in English is more than twice the national average?
When you are undercounted—it can mean millions of dollars in federal and state aid that is used for housing, education, public safety that should go to our community will go somewhere else.
The COVID-19 outbreak has delayed the count, including the scheduled knocking on millions of doors to gather information about people who have not already responded and entreaties into traditionally difficult-to-count populations.
Cities that have large Latino and African American populations like Lynwood need to be counted accurately.
Please don’t wait.
Make sure your neighbors and family members also participate!