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2020 Census

The deadline to get counted for Census 2020 is just around the corner — September 30. The good news is California has surpassed its 2010 census response rate. But, a quarter of Californians are considered "hard to count" because of language barriers, mistrust in government, or because they are unhoused or undocumented.

Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing this year’s US Census. On Saturday, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to temporarily end the plan to wind down in-person counting efforts. The order is in effect until a hearing on September 17.

Courtesy of Amy Kisch

Amy Kisch is the founder of Art+Action Coalition. She’s working with other artists and the Yerba Buena Center to urgently get the word out about the census. She shares why it’s important for everyone to be counted.

Credit: Jonathon Dakari at Apollo Fotografie

Arts organizer Ashara Ekundayo is hosting a 2-part discussion with Black female artists about being counted in the Census and the greater society. It’s called See Black Women. 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with independent journalist David Daley about the US Census and the future of partisan gerrymandering.