LA Virtual Census Create-a-Thon
March 27, 2020 | Friday, March 27th at 6pm PT - Saturday, March 28th at 11:59pm PT


Looking for something fun to do while you're home and everything is closed? You could win a prize for getting creative with us to help promote the Census!

Join us along with fellow community members, students, and activists from around LA, as we create digital media to spread awareness about the importance of participating in the Census this April.

Many communities are overlooked for funding or lack representation in government, including people of color, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency, those experiencing homelessness, renters, low income households, single-parent families, LGBTQ, and young children.

Let's create content to help make sure these LA communities are properly counted next month during the 2020 Census!

Why Join
Your participation will make a difference.

Do you know that the Decennial Census--a counting of the United States population that occurs every ten years-- sets our country's trajectory for the next decade, determining congressional apportionment (the number of seats each state gets in the House of Representatives), redistricting, and the allocation of close to $800 billion dollars annually distributed to cities across the nation?

Historically, certain groups are undercounted at disproportionately higher rates during the Census. An undercount of children, underrepresented minorities, millennials, and seniors can result in reduced congressional representation and fewer local dollars essential for community services.

In 2020, for the first time ever, the American public will have the option of responding to the Census online. This presents new opportunities to communicate the importance of the census by creating compelling digital content to increase civic participation.

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Get Involved

Host an event, or jump right into making content

Activate your creativity as a group or do it solo-- just remember everything you do counts!