Nuestra Casa completed its work on this campaign in October 2020. Despite the onset of a global pandemic, poor air quality due to a long and intense fire season, and confusion and fear in our community related to the census, East Palo Alto’s response rates exceeded our expectations and the 2010 response rate (62.5%). We’re proud that our collaborative efforts resulted in a final response rate for East Palo Alto of 66%.
Know Your Rights
Nuestra Casa provided Know Your Rights presentations to address the widespread fear in our community resulting from anti-immigrant rhetoric and deportation campaigns. Our workshops educated our community to protect them from unlawful deportation proceedings. They learned what to do if ICE comes to their home or work, or stops them on the street.
We also helped families fill out family preparedness plans. Family preparedness plans ensured families had a caregiver affidavit, important documents in order, attorney phone numbers at hand, immigration questions answered, and finances in order.