The 2020 Census provides an opportunity for everyone to be counted. Tribal, state, and local governments; community based organizations; faith-based groups; schools; businesses; the media; and others play a key role in developing partners to educate and motivate residents to participate in the 2020 Census.
When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond to the census. Through collaborative partnerships, the U.S. Census Bureau and community leaders can reach the shared goal of counting EVERYONE in 2020.
The Complete Count Committees (CCC) program is key to creating awareness in communities all across the country.
Tribal, state, and local governments work together with partners to form CCCs to promote and encourage response to the 2020 Census in their communities. Community-based organizations also establish CCCs that reach out to their constituents.
A CCC is comprised of a broad spectrum of government and community leaders from education, business, healthcare, and other community organizations. These trusted voices develop and implement a 2020 Census awareness campaign based upon their knowledge of the local community to encourage a response.
The formation of CCCs is happening NOW! Leaders are identifying budget resources and establishing local work plans. In 2020, they will implement the plans and lead their communities to a successful census count.
It’s up to all of us! CCCs know the best way to reach the community and raise awareness. Some activities could include:
The primary goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. Community influencers create localized messaging that resonates with the population in their area. They are trusted voices and are best suited to mobilize community resources in an efficient manner.
Download materials with detailed information about Complete Count Committees:
April 1, 2020 – CENSUS DAY
For additional information about the Complete Count Committees program, please contact your regional census office.
|Please contact:||If you reside in:|
|Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina
|Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin|
|Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming|
|Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington|
|Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Puerto Rico|
|Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia|
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