One Year From Census Day, Alliance San Diego Pledges to Count Everyone in 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, one year from the 2020 Census, Alliance San Diego and its partners reflect on the progress they’ve made to make sure everyone is counted, and pledge to continue working for a fair and accurate census count.

Alliance San Diego will work with United Way of San Diego County to make sure that everyone is counted in the 2020 Census in San Diego and Imperial Counties. The effort is part of the Count Me 2020 Coalition, a group of over 100 organizations working to count residents in hard-to-reach areas in our region.

In April of 2018, Christopher R. Wilson, Alliance San Diego associate director, was appointed to the California Complete Count Committee, to work with the Governor and the CA Complete Count Office to ensure an accurate and complete count during the census, so that San Diego is fairly represented and receives the funding it needs.

Advocacy around the 2020 Census is critical, as the Trump Administration pushes to have a question on citizenship on the census despite the fact that two judges — one in New York, and another in California — have ruled it unconstitutional. The Supreme Court will hear the administration’s appeal on April 23.

Christopher R. Wilson, associate director of Alliance San Diego, issued the following statement:

“Alliance San Diego is excited to work with United Way of San Diego County, to make sure everyone in San Diego is counted during the 2020 Census. In the 2010 census, San Diego County was one of the most undercounted counties in California. We in San Diego have a high number of impacted and vulnerable communities who are in need of resources and services, so it is critical for us to make sure everyone in San Diego is counted, to ensure we’re allotted the resources that we need. In order to address undercounts, we need to make sure that the questions on the census don’t scare people and induce fear.”

About Alliance San Diego

Alliance San Diego is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our mission is to provide a means for diverse individuals and organizations to share information, collaborate on issues and mobilize for change in the pursuit of social justice, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. We pursue this mission through targeted civic engagement programs and strategic coalitions that focus on specific issues and policy reforms.