Reporter Yukare Nakayama from ABC 7 Chicago joined our partners at Mano a Mano Family Resource Center as they canvassed neighborhoods in Lake and McHenry Counties to increase participation in the 2020 Census.
LAKE COUNTY, Illinois (WLS) -- A group of young Lake and McHenry County residents who are a part of the Mano a Mano organization are making sure their neighbors fill out the 2020 census form.
"If they're counted it's another way of saying I exist and I am seen," said Sandra Diaz, Mano a Mano program coordinator.
So far, the group of census advocates informed over 400 homes about the census form. Diaz said it's a vital action her community must take.
Watch the full video at ABC 7: 'It's another way of saying I exist,' Census advocates canvassing in communities of color for 2020 census