MONDAY: State and Local Elected and Appointed Officials Champion the 2020 Census Nationwide

Census News 09.18.19

Contact: Shin Inouye, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, [email protected], 202.869.0398
Kevin Perez-Allen, NALEO Educational Fund, [email protected], 202.546.2536

LOS ANGELES – On September 23 at 11 a.m. PDT, The Leadership Conference Education Fund’s Census Counts Campaign and NALEO Educational Fund will host a press conference with state and local elected and appointed officials to help raise public awareness on how and why the 2020 Census critical to communities as they seek to secure the resources to meet their vital needs. State and local elected officials at the event will lift up their commitment to ensure a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census.

The Education Fund and NALEO Educational Fund are working together as part of the Census Counts campaign, a collaborative campaign launched in 2018, to inform, engage and mobilize state, local, appointed and elected officials nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census.

Additionally at the event, The Leadership Conference Education Fund will launch “Census Champions,” a network of state, local, and tribal elected and appointed officials committed to a fair and accurate count, especially in hard-to-count communities.

NALEO Educational Fund leads the ¡Hágase Contar! (Make Yourself Count!) campaign, which aims to empower community leaders, and Latino elected and appointed officials to help ensure that every Latino is counted in the 2020 Census.

Media Access

Requests for media access can be emailed to Shin Inouye ([email protected]) and should include name, outlet, and position (pencil, still photographer, or TV camera).

Satellite truck parking permit requests must be made directly with the city. Cable run is 500 feet.

WHAT:          State and local elected press conference urging all communities to get counted in the 2020 Census


  • Jheanelle Wilkins, Director of State & Local Government Affairs, The Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • Lizette Escobedo, Director of National Census Program, NALEO Educational Fund
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
  • Senator Maria Elena Durazo, California State Senate, District 24
  • Representative G.A. Hardaway, Tennessee General Assembly, District 93
  • Commissioner Stanley Moore, Cook County Board, Illinois, 4th District
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, California State Assembly, 53rd District
  • Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, National City, CA

WHEN:      Monday, September 23, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. PDT

WHERE:    Los Angeles Athletic Club, Founders Room (4th Floor), 431 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

CONTACT:   Shin Inouye, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, [email protected], 202.869.0398

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States. It was founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. For more information on The Education Fund, visit

NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.