Advisory: Sacramento Area Leaders Prepare for Statewide 2020 Census Efforts

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: Monday, June 17, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Diana.Crofts-Pelayo@census.ca.gov 916-214-9266 (cell) 

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

Sacramento Area Leaders Prepare for Statewide 2020 Census Efforts

SACRAMENTO – On Monday, June 17, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office (Census Office) will meet with local partners in Sacramento to coordinate the State’s 2020 Census strategy. This event is the fourth of a series of 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.

WHO:

  • Secretary of State Alex Padilla
  • City of Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
  • Yolo County Board of Supervisor Don Saylor
  • California Complete Count – Census 2020 Director Ditas Katague
  • Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado and Placer counties
  • Statewide Community-Based Organization and Regional Administrative Community-Based representatives

WHAT: 2019 Statewide Regional Convening: Sacramento Region

WHEN: Monday, June 17 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Media should arrive by 10 a.m. for interviews)

WHERE: CSU Sacramento Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center

6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819

DATA: To see data on the hard-to-count in cities, Congressional, and Legislative districts in Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado and Placer counties visit: https://census.ca.gov/htcfactsheets/

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

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

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

  • Moved recently
  • Non-family households
  • Below 150 percent of poverty level

Leading characteristics in El Dorado County’s hard-to-count census tracts:

  • Vacant housing units
  • Households without broadband subscription
  • Unemployed

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

  • Moved recently
  • Non-family households
  • Vacant housing units

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.

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

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

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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.