And help get out the count. Want to know how you or your organization can support a fair and accurate 2020 Census? We offer suggestions below.
Join the OC Census Community Table, a cross-sector, multi-sector hub for Census information, knowledge and resources. As of February 2020, more than 310 local Census stakeholders are part of the Table. Email Sarah Middleton at email@example.com for more information or to sign up.
Plan to attend the next Quarterly Census Expo. Hosted by Charitable Ventures, the Orange County/Region 9 Administrative CBO (ACBO), and the OC Census Community Table, the Expo is the place to share Census information and knowledge, build strong partnerships and collaboration between trusted leaders in the community, and enhance a county-wide coordinated outreach effort.
Previous Quarterly Census Expos have taken place in June and September 2019, as well as January 2020. During the September Expo, attendees participated in a design-thinking workshop focused on messaging for our Hard-to-Count populations.
Our Fourth Quarterly Census Expo will take place Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
Set up a QAC or QAK. A what or what?! QAC is Questionnaire Assistance Center and QAK is Questionnaire Action Kiosk. And we’re hopeful that organizations up and down Orange County will set up these Centers and Kiosks to support OC residents in completing their Census forms.
For more details and next steps, please click here to download our QAC/QAK instruction flyer.
Click here to download a mini-grant application to support QAC/QAK set-up.
Join your local Complete Count Committee. Local Complete Count Committees (LCCCs) are popping up around Orange County!
As of January 2020, the following cities have established LCCCs:
South County Cities
Interested in joining a LCCC? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your request will be routed appropriately.
Participate in an upcoming Census training. In Orange County, NALEO, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the OC Civic Engagement Table will be conducting Census trainings for interested individuals and organizations. Get your staff trained, so they can speak accurately about the Census and combat mis- and dis-information.
To view NALEO’s January and February 2020 training calendar, and to RSVP for a NALEO training, please click here. For more information on the trainings NALEO is offering, please pull up this informational flyer here.
To view OCAPICA and AAAJ-LA’s Census training calendar, and to RSVP for a training, please click here.
To view OCCET’s training calendar, and to RSVP for one of two trainings focused on building capacity in Census field work, please click here.
For questions about training, or to offer up your facility as a free training venue, please email 2020Census@charitableventuresoc.org.
Questionnaire Assistance Centers, or QACs, are physical locations where community members can safely and conveniently get information about the 2020 Census in their native language and complete the Census on a device/phone, as well as interact with community-based organizations who are trusted messengers.
Charitable Ventures (www.charitableventuresoc.org), as the Orange County/Region 9 State-designated Administrative Community-Based Organization (ACBO), is bringing QAC trainings to interested organizations this February and March.
If your organization is establishing a QAC, you must send a representative to attend one of the trainings below — ideally the individual(s) who will be setting up and running the QAC. There is no max on the number of organization representatives who can attend. To view the training calendar and to RSVP, click here.