Census Timeline

For over 2 years, the SELA Collaborative has engaged with different stakeholders to bring visibility to Southeast Los Angeles and gather the resources necessary to ensure the hard-to-count region gets counted in Census 2020. Check out some of the highlights of this important civic engagement campaign.

 

Census Timeline

2020
September 15

Final SELA We Count LA (WCLA) Regional Census Meeting

Final SELA We Count LA (WCLA) Regional Census Meeting
Thank you to all of our Census and Civic Engagement partners that joined our final SELA We Count LA (WCLA) Regional Census Meeting Tuesday, September 15th from 1-3pm. Thank you for your work since 2018 – Our collective contributions have undeniably impacted our region’s participation in Census 2020.
August 26

SELA Big Push Caravan

SELA Big Push Caravan
SELA caravans, canvassing, and Census pop up Kiosks in Bell Gardens, South Gate, and Huntington Park
August 6

SELA Faith-based Census Townhall

SELA Faith-based Census Townhall
Spanish discussion led by SELA Census religious leaders on the importance of participating in Census 2020
August 5

SELA Cities Press Conference

SELA Cities Press Conference
SELA Cities press conference for urgency and call to action against Trump’s July memo
August 1

SELA Arts Festival

SELA Arts Festival
Census commercials featuring SELA small businesses
July 8

Launch to Action – Advancement Project and We Count LA Co-conveners

Launch to Action – Advancement Project and We Count LA Co-conveners
Educate LA county on the data-informed outreach work carried out in SELA
June 24

Univision Commercials

Univision Commercials
We Count LA commercials on Univision created by SELA Collaborative staff
June 17

We Count LA SELA Car Caravans

We Count LA SELA Car Caravans
Ten SELA cities and unincorporated areas coordinate on the same date and time to push response rates
March 10

We Count LA Census Launch Press Conference

We Count LA Census Launch Press Conference
We Count LA Campaign press conference at the launch of the self-response period for Census 2020
February 5

NALEO LA County Wide Census Training

NALEO LA County Wide Census Training
Census 101 and how to complete the Census, with CEO Arturo Vargas leading module #2
January 21

SELA Region Census Roundtable with Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Senator Lena Gonzalez

SELA Region Census Roundtable with Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and Senator Lena Gonzalez
SELA Collabroatiive partners with Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senator Lena Gonzalez to host a regionwide Census Roundtable bringing together SELA City staff, Community Based Organizations, Leaders and elected officials
January 13

SELA We Count LA meetings

SELA We Count LA meetings
Evolution from LARCT to We Count LA phase – SELA regional meetings focused on coordination and partnership cultivation
January 8

Gateway Cities COG Census Presentation

Gateway Cities COG Census Presentation
Provide Census call-to-action for member cities of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG)
2019
October 7

LAUSD Census Partnerships Information Session

LAUSD Census Partnerships Information Session
LAUSD presentation on how SELA community-based organizations can partner up for its We Are One Campaign: Census 2020
June 11

Press Conference on the SCOTUS Citizenship Question Decision

Press Conference on the SCOTUS Citizenship Question Decision
SELA Collabroative joined Supervisor Solis and NALEO at a Press Conference on the SCOTUS Citizenship Question Decision against adding a Citizenship Question Could not be added to the Census.
May 11

SELA Policy and Advocacy Agenda

SELA Policy and Advocacy Agenda
Announces Policy Recommendations to ensure Census 2020 is successful in SELA grounded on community feedback
April 1

LA County and Supervisor Hilda Holis Press Conference – Proclaiming April 1st 2020 as Census Day

LA County and Supervisor Hilda Holis Press Conference – Proclaiming April 1st 2020 as Census Day
Press conference elevating April 1st as Census, highlighting the unprecedented partnersp between the State, LA City and local municipalities, and local CBOs.
January 9

SELA Collaborative becomes SELA’s Regional Co-Convener as part of Los Angeles Regional Census Table (LARCT)

SELA Collaborative becomes SELA’s Regional Co-Convener as part of Los Angeles Regional Census Table (LARCT)
SELA Collaborative serves as one of 6 regional co-conveners of Los Angeles County’s CBO stakeholder group called Los Angeles Regional Census Table
2018
August 15

SELA Census Charla and Stakeholder Roundtable

SELA Census Charla and Stakeholder Roundtable
Report on community feedback from the Charla and discuss with stakeholders any additional areas to keep in mind that would be important in terms of policy limitations, barriers, etc. to ensure a complete count of SELA