You count: Why the 2020 U.S. census matters

At Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), we work to mobilize the Latin@ community to build healthy futures. Through our new series, ¡Presente! Empowering Latin@ Communities through Civic Engagement, we’ll highlight simple ways that anyone can take action, make change, and create a future you wish to see.

In this episode, we’ll be diving into the 2020 U.S. Census to talk about its history, structure, and impact. We’ll be talking with Lizette Escobedo, the Director of the National Census Program at the NALEO, Educational Fund. As a self proclaimed, census nerd, Lizette talks about why the U.S. census matters to Latino communities and why it’s so important that you are counted.

Edit: We want to note that there are ongoing legal challenges to the Administration’s memorandum calling for an adjustment of the final census count.