Organizers of the event, Centro CHA, a non-profit Latino human and social service agency, said that they also wanted to celebrate the Father’s Day weekend and the recent graduates of 2020.
While the federally mandated population count can now be completed online for the first time, the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered outreach efforts that are critical for marginalized communities considered hard to count.
The 2020 Census is here and the U.S. government is hoping to get as many households to participate through one of three ways: online, by phone or by mail.
For the first time, Long Beach is committing a record number of dollars and resources and taking part in coordinated efforts to ensure an accurate count.
With just over 100 days left until the 2020 Census, recruiters are ramping up efforts to attract more applicants amid low unemployment rates nationwide.
Who participates in the 2020 census count could influence how U.S. congressional seats and billions of federal tax dollars to educate children, help low-income families and pave new roads are divvied up.
LACOE officials said because of the ties the census has to federal funding, an undercount could put districts at risk of losing money for early childhood education, high-poverty area schools, special education, foster care education, child care subsidies for low-income families and various health programs.
The court sent the matter back to a lower court for review.
The county has allocated $322,141 to Long Beach to support community organizations and city outreach efforts.
Perhaps no state has more at risk than California, where no racial or ethnic group constitutes a majority and Hispanics outnumber whites. More than a quarter of its residents are foreign-born.