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2020 Census

April 1, 2019

The 2020 Census is just one year away, and it will likely be the most difficult in recent history. Immigrant and low-income communities of color are the most at-risk of being undercounted by the census, leading to cuts in funding to critical services such as Medicare, Medicaid, and SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) in those areas as well as the possibility of the loss of representation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

California and Marin County are at serious risk of an undercount.

While specific details collected during the enumeration process are sealed for 72 years, the number of residents counted in each state and region is used to make decisions regarding:

Canal Alliance is working to ensure a complete and accurate count of our communities.

Canal Alliance’s Census advocacy in the news:

Editorial: Canal residents need internet access now– Marin IJ, January 19, 2020

Census work group tackling West Marin challenges– Point Reyes Light, July 18, 2019

Marin Voice: County will benefit from an accurate and fair Census count in 2020– Marin IJ, July 12, 2019

Marin Latino leaders applaud court ruling on census question– Marin IJ, June 27, 2019

Marin County begins preparations for 2020 census– Marin IJ, February 10, 2019

Marin forum says accurate 2020 census has high stakes– Marin IJ, September 26, 2018

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