Advisory: California’s Census Office Visits UC Riverside to Prepare for Statewide 2020 Census Efforts

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Diana.Crofts-Pelayo@census.ca.gov 916-214-9266 (cell) 

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

California’s Census Office Visits UC Riverside to Prepare for Statewide 2020 Census Efforts

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, June 12, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office (Census Office) will visit UC Riverside to coordinate the State’s 2020 Census strategy with partners in the Inland Empire. This event in Riverside is the second of 27 regional Census Convenings and Implementation Plan Workshops (IPW) in California.

The morning session of the 2020 Census Convening is open to the public and will bring together community leaders, advocates, and regional partners striving toward a complete count in California.

Following the convening, contracted partners and community leaders will collaborate at an IPW to work on implementation plans to ensure the area’s hard–to–count populations are reached, informed about the importance of the 2020 Census, and know how to participate.

WHO: California Complete Count – Census 2020 Director Ditas Katague, UC  Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, Riverside and San Bernardino county staff, and regional Administrative Community-Based Organization representatives.

WHAT: 2019 Statewide Regional Convening: University of California Riverside

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE:  University of California Riverside

900 University Ave., Riverside, Calif. 92507
Interdisciplinary South – INTS 1113
Parking lot 24 (free)

DATA: Riverside and San Bernardino counties – To view each county’s hard-to-count fact sheet visit: https://census.ca.gov/htcfactsheets/

Leading characteristics in San Bernardino County’s hard-to-count census tracts:

  • Households receiving public assistance
  • Unemployed
  • Below 150 percent of poverty level

Leading characteristics in Riverside county’s hard-to-count census tracts:

  • Unemployed
  • Vacant housing units
  • Non-high school graduates

Statewide regional convenings will be conducted from June – September 2019 to activate outreach efforts for the 2020 Census. A list of the 27 convening/IPW locations is available on the Census Office website at census.ca.gov/events.

About California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office

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. For more information, please go to census.ca.gov.

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Media should RSVP at Diana.Crofts-Pelayo@census.ca.gov.