2020 Census: Everyone counts!

Dear residents of King County:

Starting in March 2020, households across our region and across the country will have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Census.

Simply put, your participation matters.

  • Census data is used to allocate billions of dollars in federal and non-profit funding to counties and other local governments.
  • Census numbers determine how many representatives a state has in Congress.
  • A complete and accurate Census is paramount to equity, opportunity, and addressing the many issues faced by our region and the nation.

From now through mid-2020, King County will be working with partners to raise awareness of the importance of the Census and to ensure a complete and accurate count of all our residents. We want to do this in collaboration and partnership with every jurisdiction, organization, community member, or stakeholder that shares this vision.

This effort is already underway. On June 7, 2018, Executive Constantine announced that former Gov. Gary Locke will be the Honorary Chair of a community-led effort to ensure a complete, accurate Census count in 2020. Locke oversaw the 2010 Census while serving as Commerce Secretary during the Obama administration. Executive Constantine announced Gov. Locke’s role at a strategy session King County organized to coordinate efforts by community organizations and philanthropies.

Launching in spring 2019, the Complete Count Committee will align the work of nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, County government, and other sectors to connect with communities that have historically been underserved and undercounted, including people of color and people who earn a lower income.

We need your help. Please sign up for our 2020 Census listserv, send us your thoughts and suggestions, and join our effort to ensure everyone is counted during 2020 Census!

Sincerely,

Dow Constantine
King County Executive

East King County Communities Count Committee (EKC-CCC)

 

Jo Cavinta King County Library System
Catherine Cruz Lake WA School District
Craig Degginger Mercer Island School District
Judy Faast Hopelink
Michael Itti Chinese Information and Services Center
Conrad Lee Councilmember – City of Bellevue
Chloe Liu, Jiawei Hu, and Deepnath Dey Pathway Foundation
Michael May Bellevue School District
L Michelle Issaquah School District
Karen Moran Councilmember City of Sammamish
Tanika Padhye Councilmember City of Redmond
Mary Lou Pauly Mayor – City of Issaquah
Penny Sweet Mayor City of Kirkland
Ellienn Tatar Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Lalita Uppala India Association of Western WA
Sheila Walton Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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First Name

Last Name

Title

Affiliation

Mohamed

Bakr

Commissioner

King County Immigrant and Refugee Commission

Josh

Brown

Executive Director

Puget Sound Regional Council

Ryan

Calkins

Port Commissioner

Port of Seattle

Ana Mari

Cauce

President

University of Washington

Cherry

Cayabyab

Consultant

WA Census Alliance

Dow

Constantine

County Executive

King County

Rod

Dembowski

Chair

King County Council

Jenny

Durkan

Mayor

City of Seattle

Alison

Eisinger

Executive Director

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness

Nicole

Grant

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

MLK Labor Council

Enoka

Herat

Police Practices and Immigration Counsel

ACLU WA

Eric

Holzapfel

Executive Director

Entre Hermanos

Debbie

Lacy

Executive Director and Founder

Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition

Gary

Locke

Former Governor

WA State

Patience

Malaba

Policy Manager

Housing Development Consortium

Paola

Maranan

Executive Director

Children's Alliance

Tony

Mestres

President and CEO

Seattle Foundation

Samantha

Nelson

Director of I-BEST and Civics Education

South King Council on Human Services/Renton Technical College

De'Sean

Quinn

Councilmember

City of Tukwila/Sound Cities Association

Michael

Ramos

Executive Director

Church Council of Greater Seattle

Lisa

Rosenblum

Director

King County Library System

Racquel

Russell

VP, Government Relations & Public Affairs

Zillow

Sadiqa

Sakin

President

Seattle King County NAACP

Robin

Sigo

Treasurer

Suquamish Tribe

Debra

Srebnik

Councilmember

City of Kenmore/Sound Cities Association

John

Taylor

Director

King County Department of Local Services

Amy

Wasser

Interim Executive Director

Washington Bus

John

Welch

Superintendent

PSESD

John Arthur

Wilson

Assessor

King County

SuYoung

Yun

Program Manager

Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment