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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.
The Supreme Court, delivering a political blow to the Trump administration and a victory for California, on Thursday refused to uphold an effort to ask all households about the citizenship of their residents as part of the 2020 census.
The policy recommendations of the National Latino Commission on Census 2020 are based on the testimony received by the Commission through hearings held throughout the nation and otherwise submitted to the Commission. A broad range of more than 50 experts from diverse population groups provided the testimony, including elected officials and government staff; civil rights […]
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and the National Latino Commission on Census 2020 today released a new report, “The Community Speaks: A Report of the National Latino Commission on Census 2020,” during a briefing with stakeholders and partners at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  The new […]
California is spending $100.3 million to help ensure an accurate head count next April. In addition, there’s another $54 million in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-2020 budget to boost the state’s census response. The money will help finance outreach work and media campaigns, including advertising in different languages targeting specific communities.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a legal battle with lasting implications that could dramatically affect political representation and federal funding over the next decade. The justices are weighing whether to allow the Trump administration to add a question about U.S. citizenship status to forms for the upcoming 2020 […]