Houston Pledges to Participate in the 2020 Census!
Our Latino political power, funding, and representation are tied to the 2020 Census. Meet Juliet, Elena and Melissa, three Latina women in our communities making the pledge to participate in the 2020 Census and asking you to do the same! Commit to be counted in the 2020 Census here.
Juliet Stipeche is the Director of Education for the City of Houston, member organization of the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee in Houston. She shares, “We want to make sure that every single person counts, that way they can have access to the appropriate level of representation, services, and funding that is needed.”
Elena Marks is the President and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, also a member organization of the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee in Houston. She says, “Our dollars for health care in the state of Texas are heavily dependant on federal funding, the amount we get depends on our count. If we have an undercount, the dollars we get will be reduced.”
Melissa Lucio is a community activist interning with MFV. As a native Houstonian she urges Texans to get counted, “If we do not complete the census, we are not going to be able to access the necessary resources we need for our community to continue thriving.”
We hope you learned from your Houston neighbors. Think you know everything about the census? Test your knowledge on the census by texting “2020Census” to ‘90975.’
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