Media Advisory: Santa Maria Partners Host Pop-Up Census Question Assistance Centers Across Town!  

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27

MEDIA CONTACT: Donna Olivera [email protected] or (805) 837-4509

[email protected] 916-214-9266

 

 

*Media Advisory*

Santa Maria Partners Host Pop-Up Census Question Assistance Centers Across Town!

 

SANTA MARIA, CA – Santa Maria County in collaboration with the Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) are hosting pop-up Census Question Assistance Centers during week to help activate Census participation. Santa Maria residents can take matters into their own hands by completing the 2020 Census online, by phone or mail. This weekend partners will provide assistance in English, Spanish and Indigenous languages as way to get everyone counted in the 2020 Census.

 

Events: September 25 – September 30, 2020

 

MICOP Pop-up Question Assistance Center

Date: September 25, 2020

Time: 12-3 pm

Location: MICOP Office; 108 S. Pine Street Santa Maria, Ca 93458

 

MICOP Pop-up Question Assistance Center

Date: September 26, 2020

Time: 11-7pm

Location: Wash N Dry Lavanderia, 450 S Blosser Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93458

 

MICOP Pop-up Question Assistance Center

Date: September 27, 2020

Time: 7am- 2pm

Location: Santa Maria Fairpark Swamp Meet, 937 S Thornburg St, Santa Maria, CA 93458

 

MICOP Pop-up Question Assistance Center

Date: September 28-30, 2020

Time: 2-7pm

Location: MICOP Office; 108 S.Pine Street Santa Maria, Ca 93458

 

Californians should not wait—the time is now. Complete your 2020 Census form today. Please go online, call or complete your paper forms to ensure you, your family and your community get your fair share of resources and representation for the next 10 years.

 

So far, 10.4 million California households or 68.7%, have self-responded to the Census. Across California, communities traditionally considered “hard-to-count” have responded to the 2020 Census in greater numbers than in 2010. And there are communities that have met and exceeded their final 2010 self-response rates – 41out of 58 counties and 315 out of 482 cities have done so. Today, an estimated nearly 2.5 million[1] households in the hardest-to-count tracts have self-responded.

 

 

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MICOP

The Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) unites indigenous leaders and allies to strengthen the Mixtec and indigenous immigrant community in Ventura County, estimated at 20,000 people. MICOP’s majority-indigenous staff builds community leadership and self-sufficiency through education and training programs, language interpretation, health outreach, humanitarian support, and cultural promotion. We organize the community to advocate for shared concerns. MICOP is also the founder and home of Radio Indigena, out of Oxnard, Ca, a radio station with programming in indigenous languages such as Mixteco.

 

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 response rates and hard-to-count characteristics in cities, counties, congressional and legislative districts in California, please visit:

https://cacensusreporter.azurewebsites.net/responses.html You can also visit the interactive self-response rate map at https://census.ca.gov/.

 

FILL OUT THE FORM BY PHONE AT 844-330-2020 OR ONLINE AT https://my2020census.gov/

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[1] The U.S. Census Bureau releases Census 2020 percentage self-response rates by census tract. This information does not include the actual number of households that have self-responded. The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office uses the following two data sources to calculate estimates of how many households have self-responded to the Census.

·      Census Bureau 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, table B25002: Estimated occupied housing units by census tract.

·      Census Bureau address counts: The aggregated number of addresses in the bureau’s Master Address File following the 2018 Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA).

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