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Opinion - March 29, 2019

Countdown to being counted

The time is now to raise awareness of 2020 census

by Ellen Kamei

The 2020 census will take place April 1, 2020, per our U.S. Constitution. California is considered a "hard to count" state, with Santa Clara County ranking as the ninth toughest to count in the nation. In preparation, the Santa Clara County Complete Count Committee and Steering Committee is hard at work to make sure that every person is counted next year. This includes every individual regardless of age, immigration status or residency. The committee is largely focused on our hard-to-count populations, including children under 5, seniors, individuals with disabilities, immigrants and the unstably housed.

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