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 November 2019, more than 260 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. During the September Expo, attendees participated in a design-thinking workshop focused on messaging for our Hard-to-Count populations.
Our third Census Expo will take place Wednesday, January 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 September 2019, the following cities have established LCCCs:
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. We’re working with our training partners to identify dates, times and venues for training sessions. A schedule of trainings will be posted here once solidified. For questions about training, or to offer up your facility as a free training venue, please email 2020Census@charitableventuresoc.org.