The 2020 Census Officially Ended
on October 15, 2020.

Thank you for joining our movement!

Endorsers of the My Black Counts Campaign

U.S. Census counts are used to determine how public funding and political representation will be allocated for California over the next decade. Our Black communities have historically been undercounted–and as a result–underfunded and underrepresented politically. We asked Black elected and community leaders across the state to step up and join us in this campaign to ensure a full and complete count of Black lives and communities on the Census. Thank you to the following leaders who say loud and proud, “My Black Counts in the 2020 Census!”


Our Elected Leaders

Senator Kamala D. Harris, CA- D
Congress Member Karen Bass, CA-D
Senator Holly Mitchell, CA Legislature
Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager- Dove, AD 54
Assemblymember Mike Gipson, AD 64
Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber, CA Legislature and Chair of Black Legislative Caucus
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, AD 7
Supervisor Keith Carson, Alameda County, District 5
Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles County, District 2
Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, CD 8
Joseph Williams, San Bernardino Community College District Board Trustee
Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza, Inglewood Unified School District Board Member

Faith Leaders

Darlene Holland, Community Activist
Saint Rest Baptist Church, Fresno
Aliza Kazmi, Advocacy Manager
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), SF Bay Area

Our mighty coalition of over 30 Black-led and Black-serving grassroots organizations representing California!


Special Thanks to Our Academic and Research Partners

All of our outreach and communications efforts have been led and bolstered by comprehensive data provided by our academic and research partners.

Advancement Project
The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA
Equity Research Institute, USC
The Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley