Advisory: Committee Chair & Leaders Attend Census 2020 Workshop in Stockton

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: press@census.ca.gov 916-214-9266 (cell) 

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

Committee Chair & Leaders Attend Census 2020 Workshop in Stockton

STOCKTON – On Tuesday, October 8, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office will meet with local partners in Stockton to coordinate the State’s 2020 Census strategy. Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, Merced Board of Supervisor Lee Lor and other guests will attend and underscore the importance of a complete count in 2020. This event is one in a series of Implementation Plan Workshops (IPW) statewide.

In the morning, community leaders, advocates, and regional partners will come together to share their outreach efforts to achieve a complete census count, including ensuring our hardest-to-count Californians are reached, in the North San Joaquin Valley region.

WHO:

  • Honorable Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, and California Complete Count Committee Chair
  • City of Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs
  • Merced Board of Supervisor Lee Lor
  • Communities for a New California Education Fund and their Census 2020 partners
  • Statewide Community-Based Organization and Regional Administrative Community-Based representatives

WHEN: Tuesday, October 8 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Media should arrive by 9:45 a.m. for interviews); all media should RSVP at press@census.ca.gov

WHERE: City of Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium
525 N. Center Street
Stockton, CA 95202

PARKING: Parking is available across the street from City of Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. A primary lot is also located north of the auditorium at the corner of N Commerce Street and W Oak Street.

DATA: To see data on the hard-to-count populations in cities, Congressional, and Legislative districts in the North San Joaquin Valley, 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 City of Stockton hard-to-count census tracts:

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

Leading characteristics in Merced County hard-to-count census tracts:

  • Unemployed
  • Households receiving public assistance
  • Non-high school graduates

Leading characteristics in Mono County hard-to-count census tracts:

  • Households without broadband subscription
  • Vacant housing units
  • Non-family households

In the afternoon, contracted partners and community leaders will meet to identify areas that need additional support to reach the hardest-to-count Californians.

A list of 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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