Everyone Counts: Census 2020 Community Launch
Join us on April 1 at 1:30 pm at the FOX Forum for a countywide Census launch event. Thrive and SAMCEDA are proud to co-host this San Mateo County Census 2020 countdown. Community leaders will learn how to make the April 2020 count a success, and will also be introduced to funding opportunities to support their outreach efforts.
Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count ALL people living in the United States through a national census. This is a cornerstone of our democracy, ensuring equitable political representation and fair allocation of funding for critical community programs and services.
Participating in the census is one of the most powerful tools residents have for civic engagement. We need your support and input to make sure EVERYONE in our county - regardless of immigration status, age, or income level - is counted and fairly represented. We want to hear your ideas on how we can educate and engage all groups within our community to stand up and be counted.
Share your insight and also learn:
what's at stake
why it's important to have a complete count
how you can make a difference
where to get funding for local outreach efforts
Watch the Ford Foundation video Stand Up For the Count to learn more.
1:30 - Registration, Refreshments & Networking
2:00 - Opening Speakers
2:15 - Moderated Panel
3:00 - Idea Storm
3:30 - Census Outreach Funding Information Session & Resources
3:50 - Closing