President Trump released a memo on July 21, 2020, saying that undocumented communities will not count for dividing up Congressional representation between the states. The Presidential memo is unconstitutional and is being challenged by legal advocacy groups.
The Census Counts campaign launched Stories for Change, an expanding and downloadable series of videos, quote graphics, and infographics, featuring whose lived experiences show the deep connections between census participation and a wide spectrum of advocacy, including racial justice, immigration, disability, labor, and faith.
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC) is very excited to share their newest Census PSA featuring the Executive Director of the NHPI Alliance, Kawen Toega Segaula Young.
The Census Counts Campaign has compiled resources available around engaging with rural communities given concerns around COVID-19.
Webinar: Census Response Rates & Reaching Historically Undercounted Communities
These posters were created by the National Education Association intended for classrooms around the country.
Los líderes de fe se encuentran entre los mensajeros más confiables en nuestras comunidades y están posicionados para jugar un papel clave para asegurar que todos sean contados en el Censo 2020. Este kit de herramientas está diseñado para equipar a los líderes de fe como usted, con recursos, mensajes y pasos de acción para ayudarle a asegurarse de que cada adulto y niño en su comunidad sea contado, independientemente de su raza, tradición de fe, estatus migratorio o económico.
Be sure to count all the kids living in your home, even if they're not related to you or are only living with you temporarily. That means all grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, foster children, and the kids of any friends or housemates living with you most of the time.
This timeline from Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a community education material that highlights key dates for the census through the end of 2020.
This webinar from the National Coalition for Literacy provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about Census 2020 directly from Census Bureau representatives and heard from NCL members about the unique role adult education can play in the 2020 count.
This webinar described resources and activities aimed at mobilizing adult education students and their communities to get out the census count. Teaching resources shared in the webinar address census basics (what it is, why it matters, and how to participate) as well as census issues (such as past misuse of census data and what’s different now) as they build language, literacy, and numeracy skills. We will also share examples of program-wide campaigns that energize students and give them an opportunity to practice their leadership and civic skills.
The Leadership Conference, State Voices, and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), along with other national hub partners have pulled together this guidance for census outreach in the field, the Dos and Don’ts of community outreach and door-to-door canvassing, along with other resources.
This section discusses the assistance provided by the Census Bureau, and also includes information on language assistance resources and hotlines from Census Counts.
This factsheet from Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a community education material focused on how to respond to the 2020 census.
Common Cause, State Innovation Exchange (SiX), and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has prepared a document for how state legislators can ensure a fair and accurate count.
This webinar focuses on how students from K-12, teachers, and organizations can help ensure that young children and students are counted in the 2020 Census.
This webinar focuses on how college students, organizations, and staff can get involved in ensuring that college students are counted in the 2020 Census. Our guest speakers discusses how the University of Chicago is planning to Get Out the Count (GOTC) on their campus and local community and how students can take part in APIAVote’s Youth Ambassador program!
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is leading the Count Us In 2020 campaign focused on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. This is a comprehensive toolkit on community engagement and communication tips for 2020 GOTC efforts. This was last updated December 2019.
As we approach the 2020 Census, many organizations nationally and locally are planning to use phone calls and peer-to-peer texting programs to Get Out The Count. The Census Bureau recently released guidance around outreach that seemed to prohibit utilizing such tactics to drive responses to the Census 2020. However, this messaging does not fully reflect the outreach options that organizations have when promoting participation in the Census. To ensure that everyone stay in compliance while maximizing census outreach, the Census Counts coalition is hosting a webinar to walk through what the guidance means, what organizations can and cannot do, and some best practices from the field.
Brochures targeted towards several different service providers, including SNAP, housing, legal, and medical offices. The brochures explain why the Census is important and highlights different statistics related to undercounts and social service funding streams.
The 2020 Census is right around the corner. In order to ensure everyone is counted in 2020, stakeholders will be creating get out the count (GOTC) plans for their communities. This section of the get out the count toolkit will go over all you need to know to get counted in 2020.
Stakeholders play a critical role in ensuring a fair and accurate count in 2020. The Census Counts Coalition has pulled together a comprehensive toolkit to support Get Out the Count efforts. See more about the background and purpose of the toolkit here.
As trusted messengers, faith leaders have a critical role to play in helping prepare their communities for the 2020 Census. This webinar explains the basics of the census, what’s at stake for communities of color, and how people of faith can spread the word to ensure all people are counted. Featured speakers focus on racial equity and effective messaging on the census.