California Native Vote Project Participates in Census

Historically, Native Americans have been undercounted in the Census

July 14, 2020
California Native Vote Project Participates in Census

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By Steven John

The California Native Vote Project (CNVP) is one of two statewide organizations contracted by the State of California to conduct statewide census outreach and education to ensure a fair and accurate count for the 2020 Census.

Historically, Native Americans have been undercounted. This year’s responses will help shape how $675 billion dollars in federal funds are distributed each year for programs and grants in Native American communities.

Jesus "Jesse" Fraire, Statewide Census Manager and Robin Thundershield, Outreach Coordinator for the California Native Vote Project came on the program to encourage Native American communities to participate in the 2020 Census.

Listen to the interview in this segment of Eye on the Community.