On Thursday, June 25, Councilman Curren Price was joined by Maria de la Luz Garcia, Director of the Census 2020 Initiative, in a virtual presentation titled “Census 101: Making South LA Count.”
The live event was broadcast on LA Cityview channel 35 and the Councilman’s Facebook page @CurrenDPriceJr. The 30-minute program addressed questions like “Why is South LA hard to count?” and “Why should residents care about getting counted?”
Councilman Price cohosted the virtual conversation because in order for South LA to get its fair share of federal dollars, as well as determining the number of representatives the state gets and how congressional and City Council lines are drawn, getting counted is key. There is a lot on the line for local families- funds for education, healthcare, housing, and other social safety net programs, to name a few.