We believe the Census is on track for a record undercount that will see the hard-to-reach community:
- Shut out of the civic process, particularly the redistricting process.
- Denied services they need in housing, health, and education.
- Become invisible to businesses, banks, and programs that help people start businesses and drive personal and community economic growth.
We want to understand the attitudes and opinions among communities of immigrant and mixed status families to ensure a complete count in 2020.
bios The Team
Rosemary Rodriguez retired from government to use the lessons she learned at the local, state and federal levels to promote civic participation for all, particularly hard-to-reach communities. Her current endeavor is to forecast participatory challenges for the 2020 census and make recommendations to stakeholders to improve outcomes.
Gillian brings experience in issues surrounding urban communities and program management. Her graduate work focused on international perspectives of urban policy and sustainable transportation. Gillian joined Together We Count to support the civic processes that underpin sustainable and inclusive community building.
Gabriel’s work in campaigns at the federal and state level has focused on building coalitions among Latinos in battleground states. He also has worked on tax, budget, and housing issues in the Senate. His particular focus is on developing tools to encourage civic participation and understanding between hard-to-reach populations and the broader community.