Everyone Counts Census 2020 Initiative
About The D'Andre D. Lampkin Foundation, Census 2020 Initiative
The Census Goodwill Ambassadors (CGA) program is the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation’s effort to recruit, train, and deploy volunteers to assist with informing, educating and motivating hard-to-count populations in Ontario, California to respond to the 2020 census questionnaire. CGAs will effectively be the face and voice of Census 2020 on-the-ground outreach efforts. It is our goal to lead the community based effort to carry out education and outreach activities.
Lampkin Foundation Launches 2020 Census Commercial We Are A People
The 2020 Census is here! ‘We Are A People’ was produced by the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation to bring awareness to the importance of the 2020 Census. The commercial reintroduces viewers to the words of Barbara Charline Jordan, first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives and 1976 Democratic National Convention Center keynote speaker. The commercial attempts to bring parts of Jordan’s speech into contemporary discussion and invigorate new generations while providing a familiar voice to people of color who are above the age of 50. This commercial endeavors to foster discussion among those between the generational gaps. We learn from our past and can gleam from it the importance of civic engagement.
Communities of color and young children have been historically underrepresented in the decennial census for decades. Being hard-to-count can lead to unequal political representation and unequal access to vital public and private resources for these groups and their communities. Let us work together to ensure everyone, including our hard-to-count populations are counted in the 2020 Census. Our children and communities depend on it.
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,
- 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.
Attend the Kickoff Celebration January 18th
Join us on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Ontario Town Square for the Everyone Counts In Ontario – Census 2020 Kickoff Celebration for the 2020 Census effort! The purpose of this event is to share information about Census activities, to coordinate efforts to improve the census count, and to develop and implement outreach strategies within the city of Ontario.
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for individuals to fill numerous Area Census Office Manager positions and supervisory and non-supervisory positions in Ontario. Employees have the opportunity to work from home. Click here for the Current Employment Opportunities.
Get the Facts
Review data collected about Ontario in the last census count. Data.census.gov is the new platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau. The vision for data dissemination through data.census.gov is to improve the customer experience by making data available from one centralized place so that data users spend less time searching for data content and more time using it.
The Constitution Says
Why does the United States Census Bureau conduct the decennial census? The framers of the Constitution of the United States chose population to be the basis for sharing political power, not wealth or land. Find out more about the United States Census Bureau, its goals, and what the constitution says by visiting their website.
Self Response Rates
Census results shape the future of communities, as census data informs how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed for health clinics, school lunch programs, disaster recovery initiatives, and other critical programs and services for the next 10 years. Keep tabs on how many households in your community have responded with this map of self-response rates from across the country. Start here.