United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally for 50 years. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.
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About the 2020 Census
Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. The next Census will take place in April 2020 and will be the first to rely heavily on online responses. The primary and perpetual challenge facing the U.S. Census Bureau is the undercount of certain population groups. That challenge is amplified in California, where more residents are considered traditionally hard to count. Those include foreign-born residents, renters, individuals living in homes without a broadband subscription, people living close to or below the poverty line, and children younger than five years old.
United Way of the Wine Country has joined the effort by partnering with the California Complete Count – Census 2020 initiative for Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. UWWC will serve as the region’s Administrative Community Based Organization in coordination with each county’s Complete County Committee and local partner agencies and organizations. A complete count of our region’s population is essential as the data collected is used for the following:
United Way of the Wine Country is committed to a fair and accurate 2020 Census because if our community is not fully counted in the 2020 Census, we will miss out on investments and resources that we need and deserve. That’s why it’s important to ask for a Census in 2020 that recognizes our community voice and helps make health care, education, and political representation better. A good census is the first step in making sure our community has good jobs, roads, schools, and adequate resources now and in the future. Let’s work together to make our community – and every community- better.
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