Advisory: California Hosts Census Week of Action June 17-23

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: June 17 – 23
MEDIA CONTACT: 
[email protected] 916-214-9266 (cell) 

Media should RSVP to [email protected] to obtain additional participant details and interview opportunities.

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

California Hosts Census Week of Action June 17-23

Virtual live events

SACRAMENTO – Beginning Wednesday, June 17, California will mark a statewide week of action educating and motivating the hardest-to-count Californians to fill out the 2020 Census form, coinciding with national activities by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office (Census Office), in coordination with local, regional and statewide partners and the U.S. Census Bureau, is organizing various engagement and education activities across the state including car caravans, media interviews, webinars, billboards, and virtual events to encourage California’s hardest-to-count communities to take the 2020 Census.

The Census Office is encouraging partners and stakeholders to help spread the word about this Week of Action, to download the toolkit, click here.

The Census Office will be hosting the following events:

Black Lives Count: Juneteenth Census Commemoration – Live on KJLH Radio

  • When: June 18 and 19, 2020 throughout the day
  • Description:Interviewees will celebrate Black liberation and discuss planning for the future of our communities on KJLH radio.
  • Interviewees:
  • On KJLH Radio: https://kjlhradio.com/

Honoring Fathers and Empowering Families

  • When: June 22, 2020 @ 3 p.m.
  • Description: Participants will discuss the role of fathers and father-figures in completing the Census. Counting everyone in the household is crucial to ensure resources and representation stay in the community.
  • Participants:

Charla en VIVO sobre el Censo – Collaboration with Univision 34

  • When: June 23, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Description:Participants will discuss the historic undercount of Latinos and the ramifications of community inequities. They will use their voice to refute any mis and disinformation around undocumented status and explain the importance of the Census.

A Special Conversation: The LGBTQ+ and Immigrant Community Count

Including the LGBTQ+ Community in the Census – Peer Learning Lab

 

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The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office
Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. California leaders have invested $187.2 million toward a statewide outreach and communication campaign. For more information, please go to https://californiacensus.org/.

DATA: To see data on self-response rates and hard-to-count information for cities, counties, congressional and legislative districts, please visit: https://cacensusreporter.azurewebsites.net/responses.html

 

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