WHEN: Monday, April 1 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Border X Brewing 12181 Logan Avenue, San Diego 92113
- Nathan Fletcher, San Diego County Supervisor
- Cori Schumacher, SANDAG Board Member and Carlsbad Councilmember
- Nancy L. Sasaki, President and CEO, United Way of San Diego County, administrator of the Count Me 2020 Coalition
- Roberto Garcia, Partnership Specialist, US Census
- Connie Hernandez, Regional Project Manager, CA State Census
- Dr. Arcela Nunez-Alvarez, Research Director, National Latino Research Center, Count Me 2020 Coalition partner
WHAT: Local leaders will gather with SANDAG and Count Me 2020 to announce the census outreach kick-off, in preparation for the 2020 Census, exactly one year from this date. The goal is to ensure the 255,000 to 783,000 individuals who are considered “hard to count” in San Diego and Imperial Counties are counted and represented.
Count Me 2020 is a coalition of over 100 civic and community-based organizations and other partners, led by the United Way of San Diego County.
SANDAG and Count Me 2020 are coordinating efforts to leverage funds for maximum impact.
The State of California has awarded $1.66 million to the local coalition to coordinate Census 2020 outreach. SANDAG will act as the fiscal agent with an additional $1.56 million from the California Complete Count Office.
A community conversation presented by Count Me 2020 partner NALEO Educational Fund will follow the news conference. See attached flier.
- Hard to count regional map
About Count Me 2020 Coalition… Count Me 2020 is a coalition of over 100 community organizations and civic groups working to ensure a complete and accurate 2020 Census count in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Outreach focuses on ensuring that the 255,000 to 783,000 individuals who are considered “hard to count” in San Diego and Imperial Counties are counted and represented.
The Coalition’s organizing approach is to nurture a culture of trust, engagement, buy-in and civic participation to reach, educate, motivate and activate individuals who are traditionally excluded and undercounted. Count Me 2020 coordinates closely with governments, businesses and other efforts, and welcomes all who care about our communities’ representation and proper funding distribution to join us! Learn more at www.countme2020.org or fb.me/countme2020.
About SANDAG ..The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics. SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, council members, and supervisors from each of the region’s 18 cities and the county government.