Learn about the importance of the 2020 Census. See a list of events, in your community below, join the conversation online using #CountMeIn, and pledge to be counted.


NATIONAL

Tuesday, March 31 – Wednesday, April 1 – Community Change 2 Day Digital Celebration 

We’re so excited to put a spotlight on immigrants, who continue to make this country run despite everything working against us. This is #OurTimetoCount – to be seen and celebrated for our resilience & power through our participation in the census! Here’s how you can join us today & tomorrow Census Day to encourage your immigrant brothers & sisters to fill out the census as soon as possible: on both days, post on social media about the power and beauty of America’s immigrants & the 2020 Census, you can also use our toolkit for sample messaging and graphics (we will upload specialized ones before March 31st)! Be sure to use the #WeCount and #OurTimetoCount hashtags, and upload a soapboxx selfie video of you completing your census to share with friends & family. Follow us on Twitter @CommChangeAct and Facebook @CommunityChange to stay in touch!

Wednesday, April 1 – Day-Long Censoton with Entravision

We will be hosting a day-long Censoton with our partners from Entravision, where they will be promoting our bilingual 877-EL-CENSO hotline extensively throughout the day. Hence, our hotline will be fully staffed with close to 30 live operators taking Census related calls. 

Wednesday, April 1 – Telemundo Census Updates

 Tune in to Telemundo starting with Un Nuevo Dia in the AM and throughout the day for Census updates and ongoing Census related interviews with our very own CEO, Arturo Vargas. 

Wednesday, April 1 – What’s at stake for the black community in the 2020 census? 

This webinar discusses what’s at stake for the Black community and equips you with ways to take action to encourage participation in this census. Hosted by Faith in Public Life, Skinner Institute, National Coalition on Black Civic Engagement, and clergy on the ground for a 2020 Faithful Census Webinar. Tune in here.

Wednesday, April 1 at 10 AM EST – Virtual National Press Club Newsmaker with Fair Count Founder Stacey Abrams

Former Georgia House Democratic Leader and Founder of Fair Fight and Fair Count Stacey Abrams will join National Press Club President Michael Freedman on Census Day for a virtual discussion on the historical significance of the Census, and her quest to ensure that every American is counted in 2020.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Abrams will join us remotely from her offices in Georgia via Zoom. This 1-hour program will stream live at 10AM ET at www.press.org and on the NPC’s YouTube Channel, and is free and accessible to both the media and members of the general public. Viewers are invited to submit their questions in advance or during the livestream by emailing their queries to [email protected] with the subject line “CENSUS.” Our moderator will ask as many questions as time allows.

Wednesday, April 1 at 12 PM EST – Interfaith Census Day Town Hall

Join national faith leaders on Census Day 2020 to talk about the importance of the census and how people of faith can ensure everyone is counted, especially in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The census only happens once every 10 years- together we can ensure a faithful census! Tune into this conversation over Zoom at or FB Live.

Wednesday, April 1 at 12 PM EST – Harvard Kennedy School Virtual Census Day Talk

Census Day is Wednesday, April 1st! Counting every person in the census is critical to the proper functioning of a democracy. Join a conversation with census experts for an update on the 2020 census and bring your questions on how we can achieve a full count.

  • Johnathan Tran, California Endowment
  • Teresa Acuña, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation (Moderator)
  • Jay Saini, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
  • Beth Lynk, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Please visit YouTube to participate in the live chat and ask questions during the event

Wednesday, April 1 at 12:30 PM EST – #BlackWomenCount Census Day Lunch and Be Counted Facebook Live

April 1st is National Census Day 2020 and we are coming together live on Facebook at 12:30pm ET for our new weekly program, “The Sip” to make sure that Black women’s voices are counted and uplifted.
We’re partnering with the Advancement Project National Office, BlackPAC and The League tomorrow for a new lunch hour program focused on the importance of Census and why it’s critical for you and your family to be counted.

Why does the Census matter?
It’s about FAIR REPRESENTATION.
It’s about FUNDING.
It’s about the FUTURE.

Ultimately the Census matters because we ALL count – it is our job to participate in our democracy and claim the resources and political representation that is our right—Fill yours out today!

Join us on your lunch tomorrow and prepare to fill out your Census 2020 form to make sure #BlackWomenCount. RSVP @HigherHeights4!

Wednesday, April 1 at 1 PM EST – LCV 2020 Census Discussion with Sonum Nerurkar and Tiffany Hsieh

Head over to @lcvoters Instagram for a live Q & A and discussion between LCV, LCV’s Latinx organizing program Chispa, and the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights about the importance of getting counted in the 2020 Census.

This moment demands creativity and thinking outside the box when it comes to organizing, and today’s program is a result of just that! LCV’s Tiffany Hsieh and the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights’ Sonum Nerukar are roommates quarantined together in DC making the most of their situation. Tiffany and Sonum will be joined by Chispa’s Johana Vicente to take questions about the Census from LCV’s Instagram followers. Tune in (and ask a question!) here!

Wednesday, April 1 at 1 PM EST – Count All Kids Tweetstorm

Please join the Count All Kids campaign, Partnership for America’s Children, First Focus, Zero to Three, and Coalition on Human Needs for a tweetstorm calling for a complete and accurate count of temporary residents AND young children/ infants. Follow us on Twitter @CoalitionHN to join!

Wednesday, April 1 at 2 PM EST – Arab American Community Call: Civic Engagement in the Time of COVID-19

Join the Arab American Institute for an Arab American community call on civic engagement during the time of COVID-19. We will share important updates on the 2020 Census, election info. & will hear from Dr. Abdul El-Sayed on best practices for staying healthy & engaged. Register here to attend!

Wednesday, April 1 at 3 PM EST – Students Learn Students Vote Coalition Twitter Chat 

We are bringing back Twitter Chats! We hope that through our upcoming Twitter Chats, we all can share resources, information, and continue the 2020 civic engagement momentum. Please sign up to join the SLSV Coalition for two upcoming Twitter Chats here and use our tags #EveryoneCounts #SLSVChat #2020Census. After you sign up, you will receive the questions a few days before the respective chat so you can prep your answers and be ready to go!

Wednesday, April 1 at 3 PM EST – Facebook Best Practices in Response to COVID-19

Please join Facebook on a webinar on best practices for public service announcements and community outreach on our platforms. Our team will cover Facebook’s response efforts to coronavirus and share best practices on how local governments, communities, and businesses can leverage tools like our fundraising tools, Facebook Live, Groups, Ads, and Pages to continue outreach efforts during this uncertain time. RSVP here

Wednesday, April 1 at 4 PM EST – Arab American Institute #YallaCountMeIn tweet storm 

Join the Arab American Institute on twitter (@YallaCountMeIn and @AAIUSA) for a Census Day social media uplift. Friend us on Facebook @YallaCountMeIn too for more information about upcoming events.

Wednesday, April 1 at 4 PM EST – AAJC Webinar on Non-Response Follow Up & Local Outreach 

This webinar will focus on Non-Response Follow Up (NRFU) operations, how local organizations on the ground are adapting their outreach plans in the midst of COVID-19, and how to identify census enumerators. RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 1 at 4 PM EST – NALEO 2020 Census Instagram Live

¿Tienes preguntas sobre el #Censo2020? Tenemos las respuestas. El 1 de abril, Día del #Censo, sigue el Instagram Live de @noticiastelemundo, en el cual Lizette Escobedo (@escobedo_lizette), Directora del Programa Nacional del Censo de NALEO (@naleoedfund), responderá a tus dudas. Conduce: Miriam Carla (@miriam_carlaa), presentadora de Noticias Telemundo. Porque tu participación y la de todos en el censo, puede reflejarse en beneficios para tu comunidad, ¡#HazteContar! #HagaseContar #ElPoderEnTi #Census2020 @Telemundo. 

We will be hosting additional IG Live events throughout the day with other influencer partners, stay connected with us and tag us for reposting using: #HagaseContar hashtag and on IG @naleoedfund, Twitter @NALEO, and Facebook @naleo.org.

Wednesday, April 1 at 6 PM EST – #AAPI2020 Census Day of Action Virtual Rally

Please join us for a special nationwide event! The #AAPI2020 Census movement is pleased to invite you to a Virtual Rally for Census Day of Action on April 1, 2020. Please RSVP here and you’ll receive a Zoom link to participate.

Wednesday, April 1 at 5 PM PST – NALEO and @BasicBrownNerds Instagram Live for “Present is Latina”

Join Lizette Escobedo on Instagram and going LIVE with our partners over at @BasicBrownNerds to discuss our “Present is Latina” sub-campaign and our work to empower Latinas as messengers and ambassadors in their communities.

Wednesday, April 1 at 8 PM PST – NALEO Facebook Watch Party “Our Presence is Power”

Join Facebook watch party for the release of “Our Presence is Power” video as part of our Present is Latina campaign, a partnership with Luz Collective. Stay tuned here.

Wednesday, April 1 at 8 PM PST – NALEO and @GabyTVNews Instagram Live 

Adán ChávezDeputy Director of National Census Program, will be joining @gabytvnews on Instagram LIVE to discuss the state of Census 2020 amid COVID-19, counting college students, and Latinos. Tune in here

Wednesday, April 2 at 1 PM EST – Census Counts Ultimate Virtual Train-the-Trainer

Census Counts is hosting its ultimate virtual train-the-trainer for census (3 hours). The Leadership Conference, State Voices, and NALEO Educational Fund will provide a comprehensive train-the-trainer on census operations, get out the count outreach, digital tools, and messaging for the census. There have been a lot of changes given COVID-19, and this training will cover operation updates and shifts in field tactics and outreach given these changes. RSVP here.

 

 

ARKANSAS

Wednesday, April 1 – Arkansas Counts Online Campaign

Arkansas Counts partners are leading the charge — largely online, by text and phone banking, and via traditional media in light of the COVID-19 pandemic — to ensure a complete and accurate count of all Arkansans using the hashtags #ARCounts and “tell #20for2020.” Arkansas Counts will gather and amplify partners’ outreach via its website, Facebook page @ARcensus2020, and on Twitter @ar_census to Get Out the Count and encourage ALL Arkansans to do their part.

CALIFORNIA

Wednesday, April 1 at 12 PM PST – 2020 Latino Census Kickoff

Join the Latino Community Foundation and singer, songwriter and activist Diana Gameros to mark Census Day across the country! During this Zoom and Facebook Live event, we will discuss the importance of counting in the 2020 Census, learn how to fill out the survey, and answer your questions around this important civic act. Diana Gameros will perform LIVE for this very special virtual event. For more information, find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @latincommfdn and sign up for the kickoff. 

Wednesday, April 1 – WE COUNT! Storytime Contest on Census Day:

Send We Count! the video of your reading so WE COUNT! can edit it into a video they are making. How cute will it be to see families reading across the country?  To get permission to record your Zoom read aloud with families, go to this link for instructions. If we use your video we will send you a free box of WE COUNT! books! 

ILLINOIS

Wednesday, April 1 at 1 PM CST – Forefront #ILCountMeIn2020 Census Social Media Thunderclap

Our IL Count Me In 2020 program is holding a social media Thunderclap between 1-2:30pm CST. We plan to use our hashtags, #ILCountMeIn2020 and #ChicagoCountMeIn2020. Follow along on Twitter @MyForefront.

KANSAS

Wednesday, April 1 at 12 PM CST – Kansas Counts #KSCensusChat on Twitter

Join us on Twitter @KansasCounts to increase awareness, drive engagement, encourage completion of the 2020 Census, and share knowledge about the 2020 Census through conversations. Sign up here.

LOUISIANA

Wednesday, April 1 – Power Coalition for Equity & Justice Day of Action 

The LA Power Coalition will do a digital day of action on April 1st. Check out our toolkit, video campaign, and virtual volunteer opportunities to phone bank and hustle (peer to peer text). Volunteers can sign up here. Visit our website and follow us on Twitter @PowerCoEj, Instagram @PowerCoEj, and Facebook @PowerCoalition to stay up to date.

Wednesday, April 1 at 10 AM and 5 PM CST – Fill Out Your Census Form Zoom Party

Join the Crescent City Media Group Center for Civic Action for a “Fill Out Your Census Form” Zoom Party! We will be meeting twice, once in the morning (register here) and once in the evening (register here) to help our community fill out their census forms. Census data will affect education and housing, crime prevention, city and state infrastructure, healthcare, electoral infrastructure, and more. The 2020 Census is very important and in light of the recent COVID-19 situation, we must band together as a community to continue the important civil rights work that will impact us for the next ten years. For more information, please contact [email protected] or www.the-mediagroup.us

NEVADA

Wednesday, April 1 at 12 PM EST – Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada Check Up and Check Out

Online action kick off where we encourage online participants to briefly discuss why participating in the census matters to them. Participants will then commit to tagging two of their friends’ handles to “check up” on them as folks practice social distancing during the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 that way their two friends can also “check out” the census and subsequently continue tagging friends. Join us on Instagram @PPVotesNevada! Also follow us on Twitter @PPVotesNevada and Facebook @PPVotesNevada.

OHIO

Wednesday, April 1 – Children’s Defense Fund Ohio Happy Census Eve Virtual Happy Hour

This Zoom happy hour is organized in partnership with the Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition for fellow advocates, supporters, and Census enthusiasts.

OREGON

Wednesday, April 1 at 12 PM PST – We Count Oregon Zoom Party 

This is a time to come together virtually as a community to celebrate the importance of filling out the Census! Join We Count Oregon and our Community Partners, Elected Officials, and Community Leaders for interviews, music, and art as we celebrate the ability to gain representation and funding for critical services we all need. Register here.

TEXAS

Monday, March 30 at 4 PM MT – Border Network Human Rights Facebook Live

Join for a live discussion with Border Network Human Rights Director Fernando Garcia,  Paulina Lopez Senior Partnership Specialist on why the Census is important to our communities. This will be a Spanish event. Find more details here

Wednesday, April 1 at 10 AM CST – Coffee & Census Day Kick-Off

Texas Counts invites you to Census Day, a full day of informative and actionable events for the 2020 Census! Join us for…

Wednesday, April 1 at 7 PM CST – NALEO Texas and Univision Houston

NALEO’s Texas Regional Census Campaign Manager will be on air with Univision Houston. Tune in here!

 

#CountMeIn

Communities that don’t get fully counted in 2020 will miss out for the next ten years. This is the time to get involved. The Census counts. So do you.

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Doing census outreach? Visit our COVID-19 page for organizing resources, updates from the Census Bureau, and guidance on how to adjust your census outreach to keep yourself and your community safe.