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On Saturday, May 2nd The Unity Council and Peralta Service Corporation worked with Mayor Libby Schaaf and Councilmember Noel Gallo to bring the Census Caravan to Fruitvale! The Mercury News captured the day in pictures, which you can see here (paywall). The Census Caravan of decorated cars called out to folks safely sheltering at home to remind them to take the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census is critical to ensuring that communities in East Oakland count. The Census helps to apportion representation in our federal government, federal dollars for roads, schools, healthcare, and other social services, and is an important source of data about our community. 

We’ll be doing a special Low Rider Census Caravan on May 16th throughout Fruitvale. We’ll share the route in advance on our Facebook page. If we are cruising by your home, please wave to us from your window or doorway! 

Photo: Census Caravan focuses on Oakland’s hard-to-count communities

In order to reach hard-to-count communities in Oakland, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Councilman Noel Gallo, The Unity Council staff and volunteers took part in a Census Caravan. The decorated caravan of cars traveled through the Fruitvale District informing residents that it is not too late for families to get counted online, by phone, or by mail.