Dec 20, 2019
Daniel Lee
Census 2020: Count everybody once, only once, and in the right place!
It is critical that we get an accurate count of every person residing in the City of Glendale. This number will determine our fair share of the yearly federal budget of $675 billion each year, over the next ten years.  This is money that will go to fund so many of our public and social services including: MediCal, Medicare, after school programs, free school lunches, road repairs, libraries, senior centers, homeless programs and more; and we only have one chance every ten years to get it right.
Secondly, the Census will determine how many Congressional House seats we maintain, lose or gain.  In essence, the higher the population count, the more and government representation we all can receive.  Glendale, in particular, had communities that were heavily undercounted in the 2010 Census, and it is absolutely imperative that we get the word out to our local communities to make sure everyone is counted in 2020. This means U.S. citizens, non-citizens, immigrants, international students, young children and the homeless alike need to be included. 
Daniel Lee is the Partnership Specialist for the US Census Bureau, LA County.  He was born in Anaheim and raised in Riverside County.  He moved to Seoul, South Korea after high school where he studied on international issues such as North Korea for the next 15 years.  He returned to the U.S. and worked in Congress in Washington DC and for local elected officials before moving back to Los Angeles where he now works to promote the 2020 Census. He hopes to one day help improve bi-lateral relations between North and South Korea and reunify the two countries. Daniel has a wide range of experience from academics, broadcasting, voice acting and government.