Advisory: California’s Census Committee to Discuss 2020 Efforts and Updates

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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California’s Census Committee to Discuss 2020 Efforts and Updates

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, June 4, the California Complete Count Committee will meet to discuss California’s outreach and communications efforts for the 2020 Census. Chaired by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, the Committee is an advisory panel of community leaders who represent diverse populations from across the state. The Committee recommends strategies to increase participation in the 2020 Census.

WHO: Committee members and panelists

WHAT: The meeting will be an update on 2020 Census activities.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Byron Sher Auditorium California Environmental Protection Agency 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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On April 30, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Secretary of State Padilla as chair of the California Complete Count Committee. The Committee meets quarterly to receive updates from the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office and from the U.S. Census Bureau, and to draft and approve advisory reports that are due to the Governor’s Office biannually. In addition, the Committee established three internal Working Groups to conduct focused discussions and develop recommended strategies on specific areas of concern regarding Census outreach and participation.

Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. The next enumeration will be April 1, 2020 and will be the first to rely heavily on online responses. California leaders have invested $100.3 million toward a statewide outreach and communication campaign. Governor Newsom’s 2019-20 proposed Budget includes an additional $54 million to bolster the State’s efforts. In total this is a proposed $154.3 million investment for the 2020 Census.

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