This Get Out the Count toolkit is meant to provide community-based organizations, public officials and other key stakeholders with information on the importance of the 2020 Census and tools to help ensure the 2020 Census is fair and accurate. Community-based organizations play an invaluable role in educating, mobilizing, and assisting people to participate in the census. In addition, new technology creates an opportunity to deploy new technologies and strategies.
This toolkit provides you with information, ideas, and strategies you can use to partner effectively with local public officials, community leaders, and other organizations to get out the word.
2020 Census Operations
Get Out the Count Outreach and Best Practices
Cybersecurity Best Practices
An Accessible GOTC Plan
Get Out the Count (GOTC) Field Guidance
Census Legal Considerations
Working with Complete Count Committees
Providing Assistance with the Census Questionnaire
Building Partnerships to Get Out the Count
Digital Organizing Trends, Tips and Tools
Messaging and Media
Additional Toolkits and Resources
This Get Out the Count toolkit has been produced by members of the Census Counts Campaign. Census Counts, a collaborative campaign led by The Leadership Conference Education Fund, mobilizes participation at the state and national levels to guarantee we count everyone in the 2020 Census, especially those communities that are hardest to count. The campaign works to educate stakeholders and the public about the importance of a fair and accurate census to our communities, families, and children—and to make sure that the Census has the money and leadership to do the job right. We are working together to make sure that the 2020 Census is fair and accurate—and to prevent people from being missed in the 2020 Census—so that communities do not miss out on the political power they deserve and the resources they need.