DALY CITY – It was an afternoon of food, games, and entertainment for all ages at Jefferson High School in Daly City, California.
This was all part of San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa’s plan to engage people to take part in the upcoming 2020 census.
“What’s at stake, and these things haven’t changed, political representation. The second thing that’s at stake is dollars that we will receive from the federal government.”
Supervisor Canepa designed this event to attract a younger demographic through showcasing the contributions of Fil-Am Daly City residents to hip-hop culture.
“One highlight of the event as well is highlighting the old school and new school DJs that have come from Daly City and really put Filipinos in this artistry and element of hip hop on the map,” said Juslyn Manalo.
Supervisor Canepa and the city council reminds the immigrant community to not be afraid to taking part of the census registry.
The Supreme Court will decide this month whether if they plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
According to a poll by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic, 76 percent of Americans say adding the citizenship question is likely to mess up the count.
Canepa adds that this proposed question continues to divide our country and argues that diversity is this county’s strength.
“We have the second largest Filipino-American population in the United States. We have the first in population Myanmar community, Burmese community in the United States. In the Bay Area we have the largest Brazilian community, that is Daly City. So we are the fabric of America. And if the Trump administration wants to know how to get things right I’ll be glad to give them a tour of Daly City.”
For more information about the census — you can log onto www.Census.Gov/census2020.