CICERO, Ill – Illinois is one step closer to being completely counted in the recent 2020 Census after state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, passed legislation that will include all members of a community in the 2020 census data, regardless of their documentation status.

“The census is a tool to make sure that our community is properly represented, and it helps make sure that our schools, hospitals, roads and other essential programs are adequately funded,” said Hernandez. “Counting everyone is vital to ensure that the census is as accurate, fair and equitable as can be.”

Hernandez’s HB 231 clarifies a critical item that directs the 2020 Census to include all inhabitants of Illinois in its data collection. This will ensure that all individuals in Illinois who participated in the recent 2020 United States Census will be accounted for, including undocumented immigrants. This will help increase representation for communities that are historically underrepresented in government. By having all community members counted, leaders can better serve their communities and ensure that their communities have the necessary resources to thrive.

“Everyone should have a part to play when it comes to improving our neighborhoods,” said Hernandez. “By working together and moving past our differences, people can have more opportunities to achieve their dreams.”

Rep. Lisa HernandezRep. Lisa Hernandez


24th District

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