Here we go again.
Every ten years, the U.S. Census is sent to every household in the country, in order to get an accurate population count of a given area. This process is essential because the data collected by the Census decides how many Congressional seats are needed to represent the people in each community. It also determines how necessary federal funds that power social programs, housing, and education, among other things, are distributed.
Especially under the current Administration, where potential unnecessary changes to the Census would target the most vulnerable people in the country, this important time presents an opportunity to be part of something good – not only for ourselves, but also for the entire State of California.
#CountMeIn Lancaster is a new initiative where artists and community leaders will work with the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) to visit community centers and families living in Lancaster. The goal is to spread the word of why it is crucial to be counted, and to ensure that as many people as possible take part in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Help us make this program a success, and you can #CountMeIn.