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Civil rights groups, lawmakers, attorney generals, former Census Bureau directors, former Commerce Department secretaries and actors like Rita Moreno and George Takei said Monday they were forming a coalition to monitor and protect the confidentiality of the 2020 census.
While tens of millions of U.S. households continue to fill out 2020 census forms on their own, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the Census Bureau to suspend field operations for the once-a-decade head count for two more weeks until April 15.
Through facilitation of the OC Census Community Table, in which nearly 350 organizations are taking part, Charitable Ventures is coordinating messaging around the Census and promoting Census education.
As cities and states across the country announced lockdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Census Bureau said Friday that it will extend the deadline for counting everyone in the United States by two weeks.
Leading up to the 2020 census, dozens of community groups in Orange County are working to reach undercounted and underepresented populations through community engagement and messaging campaigns.
Critics say the misleading mailers — in envelopes labeled “Do Not Destroy. Official Document” and including a lengthy questionnaire on blue-tinted paper similar to the type used by the real census — are designed to confuse people and possibly lower the response rate when the count begins in mid-March.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently launched an update to 2020census.gov that includes content in 59 languages, including language assistance guides and videos that explain how to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone or by mail when it becomes available in mid-March.
This year, for the first time, residents will be able to respond to the 2020 census questionnaire online or by phone. Letters inviting people to fill out their forms will begin arriving in mailboxes as early as March 12. The deadline to respond is July 31, and participation is mandated by federal law.
Facebook is changing user policies for its social media platforms to explicitly ban disinformation about and ads trying to discourage participation in the 2020 census. The company says it plans to enforce these specific bans on all users, including politicians — a departure from previous comments from Facebook officials who said the company did not […]
To ensure that all Orange County residents are counted accurately and completely in the 2020 Census, Charitable Ventures, the State-contracted Orange County/Region 9 Administrative Community-Based Organization, has pushed out nearly $1 million to 22 community-based organizations. The funding will help sub-contractors develop engagement activities that include special events, door-to-door outreach, survey assistance centers, and creation […]
As 2020 draws closer, federal officials fear foreign governments and internet trolls could use Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to spread rumors and propaganda to derail the constitutionally mandated count with at least 10 years’ worth of implications on elections around the country.
Latinx community groups based in Texas and Arizona are suing to block the Trump administration from collecting government records for the production of data concerning the U.S. citizenship status of every person living in the country.
On Friday, August 23, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office met with local partners in Orange County to coordinate the State’s 2020 Census strategy. Senator Tom Umberg, co-chair, Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census, Congressmember Lou Correa, and other special guests attended and underscored the importance of a complete count […]
Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) held a roundtable with federal, state, and local entities and with community groups to coordinate efforts to ensure a fair count of Orange County residents in the 2020 census.
Courts have permanently blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But the Census Bureau is continuing to send surveys that ask about citizenship status.