May Somos Vecinos Newsletter

May 21 Complete Count Meeting Follow-Up

Thank you to everyone who could join us on Zoom for the May 21 Complete Count Committee Meeting!
Here are the resources and follow-up items from today’s meeting.
 

Plus, a big shout out to Lourdes Gonzales from Translate Ventura who was able to provide live Spanish interpretation!

Here is the link to the recording of today’s Zoom meeting complete with chat text:

Click here to view all of the PowerPoint slides, including the slides from Matt Carroll on the response rates in Ventura County and Census PDI.

Additionally, here is the list of resources and link below to the MICOP PSAs that Genevieve Flores-Haro from MICOP provided in today’s chat.
Thank you, Genevieve!!

Ideas for Census Outreach from Others

Phonebanking

A number of partners throughout the State are phonebanking with their own client phone lists and contacts. These types of calls are generally more friendly and welcomed than cold calls. Here are scripts and best practices in phonebanking from our parters at United Way Bay Area.

If interested, please email us!

Click here to access Phonebanking Training

Virtual QACs/QAKs

Are you a Community Based Organization that was looking to host a QAC or QAK? One idea is to move the QACs/QAKs to a virtual setting! You can host a dedicated phone line with your volunteers ready to answer Census-related questions. Our friends at the United Way of Bay Area have put together a few trainings and resources to get started.

If interested, please email us!

View Virtual QAC Training Slides

View Virtual QAC Webinar

CDR Census Challenge!

Child Development Resources is challengeing everyone to complete their 2020 Census form. Share your census photos and video clips to CDR’s Census 2020 Outreach Specialist at: Luis.Guereca@cdrv.org They will update their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with your images and stories. Everyone who participants will be entered into a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses. Deadline is July 31, 2020.

Viral Videos from Delta Sigma Theta

The amazing Kelly Owens of the Ventura County Alumnae Chapter (VCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority put together some incredible videos on the Census.

Please click the links below to view the videos and share, share, share!

Counting On My Sistahs – video

DoThisNowChallenge – video

Social Media Toolkit

Our Region’s marketing partner, JPMarketing, has created a great social media template with ideas for content that you can share on various platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and so on.

Click here to access the Toolkit

Click here to for the full-sized graphics

Census Caravans

Our partners in Kern County recently put together a Census Caravan where they decorated their cars with magnets and Census flyers and drove through different neighborhoods.

Click here to watch the KGET News clip about the parade!

More Ideas:

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  • Facemasks with Census info modeled here by Suki Sir from Turning Point Foundation!
  • Post bilingual yard signs
  • Place banners in visible places
  • Flyer inserts with delivered meals
  • Utility bill inserts
  • Flyers at grocery stores
  • Engage trusted messengers to connect with their community via phone banking, text, and email
  • Flyers at grocery stores

Can We Count On You?!

Census Updated Timeline Impacts

COVID-19 and shelter-in-place measures have impacted the Census timeline, which has been extended until October 31. Here are a few updates from our speakers about how this timeline change will impact our Census outreach:

Justine Fischer, Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, shared that the Camarillo Census Office is projected to open around June 1, pending approval from the County. Also, in-person enumeration should begin mid-August and will follow strict health guidelines.

Patricia Vazquez Topete, our Region 5 Program Manager, discussed how the extended timeline will impact Update Leave and provided this Guidance. Also, talking points for social media in English and Spanish are on their way. Given that the Non-Response Follow-Up (NRFU) period has been extended from August 14 to October 31, many partners will be impacted. The State Complete Count Office will share plans for this extension based on feedback they receive from the NRFU report.

Dr. Gabino Aguirre, our Region 5 Census Coordinator, shared that the third round of Census funding has been put on hold during shelter-in-place, but the application period will be open soon as the restrictions are lifted.

Breakout Discussion Questions

COVID-19 and shelter-in-place measures have impacted the Census timeline, which has been extended until October 31. Here are a few updates from our speakers about how this timeline change will impact our Census outreach:

Justine Fischer, Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, shared that the Camarillo Census Office is projected to open around June 1, pending approval from the County. Also, in-person enumeration should begin mid-August and will follow strict health guidelines.

Patricia Vazquez Topete, our Region 5 Program Manager, discussed how the extended timeline will impact Update Leave and provided this Guidance. Also, talking points for social media in English and Spanish are on their way. Given that the Non-Response Follow-Up (NRFU) period has been extended from August 14 to October 31, many partners will be impacted. The State Complete Count Office will share plans for this extension based on feedback they receive from the NRFU report.

Dr. Gabino Aguirre, our Region 5 Census Coordinator, shared that the third round of Census funding has been put on hold during shelter-in-place, but the application period will be open soon as the restrictions are lifted.