2020 Census Is Here!

Everyone Counts In Ontario

March 11, 2020 / Comments (0)

Civic News

The 2020 Census is here and ordinary residents in the city of Ontario have formed a Complete Count Committee to ensure every resident is counted in this years enumeration. Ontario’s Complete Count Committee is headed by Tom Burciaga and the Lampkin Foundation. The outreach is a grassroots effort comprised of several local businesses, non profits, and city departments. They include:

  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Ontario Montclair School District
  • Chaffey Joint Union High School District
  • City of Ontario Planning Department
  • D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation
  • American G.I. Forum of the U.S.
  • Latino Business Council
  • Ontario City Library System
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Census Bureau

What is the Census

Every 10 years, people across the country and in Ontario fill out the Census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The Census determines Ontario’s federal funding for important community services that help support our families and fair share of representation in California and Washington D.C.

The next Census is in Spring 2020. Let’s ensure everyone in Ontario is counted so we can put those resources to good use here at home!

Why The Census Matters

The 2020 Census will help decide how billions of dollars will reach Ontario families. The census count is used to determine how much State and Federal money is provided to Ontario to fund the many programs and services needed in our city. Some of these programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Medi-Cal, Medicare,
  • CalFresh,
  • Housing Choice Vouchers,
  • Highway Planning and Construction,
  • Education Grants,
  • Lunch Programs,
  • Head Start,
  • and WIC.

The highways YOU use, the schools YOUR children attend, and the programs YOU want access to!

Keep Our Communities Healthy

The 2020 Census will ensure the health and wellness of our families and neighborhoods. By filling out the census questionnaire, participant’s data informs where new hospitals are built, improve our health programs, and increase jobs and business opportunities for our communities.

Your Answers Are Confidential

Information collected during the 2020 Census can’t be shared or used against you in any way. The U.S. Census Bureau has identified populations and communities that are more likely to be under-counted, the goal of the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation is to identify and implement the best strategies to educate and motivate these community members to participate. Census participants information is only used to generate statistics. Everyone’s privacy and security is taken seriously.

A Voice For Ontario

The 2020 Census will determine the number of representatives California has in the U.S. House of Representatives and the number of votes we have in the Electoral College. Your information will also be used to redraw State Assembly and Senate boundaries. Participating in the 2020 Census ensures that you and your communities have fair representation.

For more information, visit www.lampkinfoundation.org/everyone-counts

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