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raised hands countingWith all the recent headlines about the Census and the potential addition of a question about citizenship on the survey, many nonprofits have asked us how they can get involved. Right now the California Census office is hosting a series of workshops around the state and it is crucial for nonprofits to participate. You can learn about the funding opportunities for outreach and influence Census survey implementation plans at the local level.

And, while you’re there, you can also speak up for the importance of nonprofits as trusted and accessible messengers to hard-to-count communities.

You will learn:

  • Funding opportunities for local organizations
  • Timelines and deadlines
  • Census survey distribution plans
  • Rights and protections for survey respondents
  • How you can make sure your community is counted

Upcoming Meetings:

Eureka– July 31, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register here)

Santa Rosa – August 2, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register here)

Merced – August 5, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fresno – August 6, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register here)

Bakersfield – August 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register here)

Oxnard – August 8, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

El Centro – August 14, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

San Diego – August 16, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Orange – August 23, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Stockton – August 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Meetings in other locations are scheduled for September - go to this page and click on 2019 REGIONAL CONVENINGS AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WORKSHOPS to see the list and registration links. Presentations from the previous meetings are available online as well.

We know that California has the most hard-to-count populations in the country. Nonprofits are crucial to making sure everyone knows their rights, understands the protections in place for respondents, and ensuring the success of the Census. The stakes are high - government is the largest source of nonprofit funding and much of it is allocated based on Census data. Undercounting California's residents will have a direct impact on nonprofits and communities.

For more information about why nonprofits should be involved in Census outreach, and why it’s so important for our communities that all Californians be counted, check out CalNonprofits' Census Toolkit for Nonprofits. 

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