Advisory: California Leaders Attend Orange County 2020 Census Workshop

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: Friday, August 23, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: press@census.ca.gov 916-214-9266 (cell) 

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

California Leaders Attend Orange County 2020 Census Workshop

SANTA ANA – On Friday, August 23, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office will meet with local partners in Orange County to coordinate the State’s 2020 Census strategy. Senator Tom Umberg, co-chair, Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census, Congressmember Lou Correa, and other special guests will attend and underscore the importance of a complete count in 2020. This event is one in a series of regional Census Convenings and Implementation Plan Workshops (IPW) statewide.

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:

  • Congressmember Lou Correa, (CD 46)
  • Senator Tom Umberg, co-chair, Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census (SD 34)
  • Ditas Katague, Director, California Complete Count Census 2020 (CCC)
  • Local representatives from Orange County
  • Statewide Community-Based Organization and Regional Administrative Community-Based representatives

WHEN: Friday, August 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Media should arrive by 9:45 a.m. for interviews); all media should RSVP at press@census.ca.gov

WHERE: 220 South Daisy Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92703

Parking available in large parking lot at no cost.

DATA: To see data on the hard-to-count populations in cities, Congressional, and Legislative districts in San Diego, please visit: https://census.ca.gov/htcfactsheets/

To learn more about the California Hard-to-Count Index, please visit: https://census.ca.gov/california-htc/. To view the data on the California Hard-to-Count Interactive map, please visit: https://census.ca.gov/HTC-map/

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

  • Crowded units
  • Foreign-born population
  • Multi-unit structures

Leading characteristics in Santa Ana City’s hard-to-count census tracts:

  • Crowded units
  • Non-high school graduates
  • Foreign-born population

Following the public convening, contracted partners and community leaders will meet to collaborate to ensure the area’s hard–to–count populations are reached and informed about the importance of the 2020 Census, and know how to participate.

Statewide regional convenings will be conducted through Fall 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.

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 $187.2 million toward a statewide outreach and communication campaign. For more information, please go to census.ca.gov.

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