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1/24/2019 Member News
Alameda County is gearing up for Census 2020

Alameda County receives billions of dollars every year from the federal government to provide healthcare, education, housing, social services and more. These federal dollars, as well as our representation in Congress, are allocated based on one set of data: the decennial Census. The accuracy of this data depends on every adult, child, and baby being counted. Everybody counts so let’s count every body!

Census 2020 faces many challenges: the first-ever digital questionnaire, a rise in distrust in government, fear about a proposed citizenship question, and skepticism toward data security. Counting everyone will be harder than ever.

That’s why Alameda County is gearing up now for the 2020 Census. We need your help. Our entire community benefits from an accurate count, so we’ll need to come together to ensure we reach folks from every corner of our county. To help coordinate outreach effectively, we invite you to attend one of the many Census Solutions Workshops we’re hosting this spring to brainstorm about the best ways to reach our hard-to-count communities. Please see the schedule below and share this information with other partners who should join this important work.

Seniors Subcommittee: Service providers, advocacy organizations, & individual leaders serving senior citizens
Friday, January 18 ~ 1 - 3pm at United Seniors Oakland Alameda County, 7200 Bancroft Avenue - Suite #251 Oakland 94605. RSVP to Tanya.Washington2@acgov.org

Housing Subcommittee: Affordable housing developers, service providers, and Housing Authorities
Thursday, January 24 ~ 9 - 11am at the San Leandro Library 300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro 94577 (Estudillo Room). RSVP to Casey.Farmer@acgov.org

ECE / Children 0-5 Subcommittee: Childcare, early education programs, and non-profits serving children ages 0-5
Monday, February 4 ~ from 1:15 - 3:15pm at 1100 San Leandro Blvd - Redwood Rm San Leandro 94577.
RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/census-solutions-workshop-for-the-early-childhood-community-registration-54677166878

Health Subcommittee: Public Health Departments, clinics, hospitals, and other health-related service providers
Wednesday, February 13 from 9 - 11am at Community Health Center Network 101 Callan Ave Suite 300 (4th Floor), San Leandro 94577. RSVP to Benjamin.Ulrey@acgov.org

Workforce Development Subcommittee: Workforce Investment Board representatives and job training programs (This group will be focused on recruiting for Census jobs, especially enumerators)
Friday, February 22nd ~ 9 - 11am at East Bay Community Foundation, James Irvine Conference Room, 353 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland. RSVP to Benjamin.Ulrey@acgov.org

Community Based Organizations (CBOs) Subcommittee: Non-profits, community organizers, neighborhood organizations, advocacy groups, etc.
Wednesday, February 27 from 1:30-3:30pm at 1000 Broadway (Room 310A on the 3rd Floor) Oakland 94607. Accessible by 12th Street BART.
RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-based-organizations-census-solutions-workshop-tickets-54878829055

Unhoused Subcommittee: Organizations, service providers, and advocates supporting the unhoused community.
Meeting TBD in February. Sign up here by emailing Benjamin.Ulrey@acgov.org

Labor Subcommittee: Labor unions and locals engaged through the Alameda Labor Council at the February delegates meeting. Sign up here by emailing casey.farmer@acgov.org

Faith-Based Organizations Subcommittee: Congregations, churches, spiritual communities, temples, synagogues, mosques, etc.
Meeting TBD. Sign up here by emailing Benjamin.Ulrey@acgov.org

LGBTQ Subcommittee: Community organizations, service providers, and individuals advocating for LGBTQ folks.
Meeting TBD. Sign up here by emailing Benjamin.Ulrey@acgov.org

Higher Education Subcommittee: Representatives from our community colleges and universities.
Meeting TBD. Sign up here by emailing casey.farmer@acgov.org

Business Subcommittee: Entities who can promote Census participation to their customers or clients, existing marketing channels, etc.
Meetings to be held at business organizations & roundtables. Sign up here by emailing casey.farmer@acgov.org

K-12 North / Central Subcommittee: School District and Charter Network Representatives (such as student services, family engagement, communications, etc.) from the following: Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Emery, San Leandro, Hayward, and San Lorenzo. Meeting TBD. Sign up here by emailing Benjamin.Ulrey@acgov.org

K-12 South/East Subcommittee: School District and Charter Network Representatives (such as student services, family engagement, communications, etc.) from the following: Castro Valley, New Haven, Newark, Fremont, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Mountain House, Sunol Glen.
Meeting TBD. Sign up here by emailing Benjamin.Ulrey@acgov.org

Previously completed Census Solutions Workshops: Libraries, Cities, Elected Officials, & People with Disabilities - for more information, meeting notes, or to get involved email Casey Casey.Farmer@acgov.org

Check out the Alameda County Census 2020 website http://www.acgov.org/census2020/ for useful resources and follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alamedacountycensus2020

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