Immigrant communities have historically been undercounted in the United States census. It is crucial for them to be included in order to get a full and complete enumeration in the 2020 census, which ends very soon.

The stakes are high: With an undercount, we risk losing $2,000 a year of funding per individual. In terms of redistricting, for the first time in California’s history, we could lose a seat in Congress due to an undercount. Participating in the census is a way to make yourself visible to the state and make it known where distribution is needed. We have everything to gain and everything to lose.

Read the full op-ed written by Zoha Raza via SF Chronicle