Census Committee Volunteers/Workers Workshop JAN 30

The Census is hiring, and people are encouraged to go to www.2020census.gov/jobs to apply for temporary jobs with the Census.  Applying now to work as a census taker is a great way for seasonal workers, students, retirees and workers in the gig economy to line up spring and summer employment opportunities.

 Census Solutions Workshop - THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020

The workshop will be at CLiCK, 41 Club Rd, Willimantic. I encourage you to get to the workshop around 8 a.m., that way you can eat breakfast and get settled in. There is plenty of parking!

 

We will be discussing the following challenge statements:

  1. How might we create awareness campaigns with limited resources to increase understanding of the ways the census benefits residents our region? How can we be most effective?
  2. How might faith-based institutions, community organizations, and schools help us build trusting relationships and disseminate information in the 2020 census?
  3. How might we engage the business community in promoting the importance of the census?
  4. How might we work with advocates, nonprofit organizations, the community, elected officials and local CCCs and to achieve accurate count of hard to count / undercounted populations?

•             Children under five

•             Age group 18-24

•             Veterans

•             Non-English Speakers

•             Immigrants

•             Persons with a disability

•             Seniors

*And now we must take into consideration those without internet access.

  1. How might we ensure households with language or literacy barriers can complete the census in an accurate and timely manner?
  2. How can we support and add value to the local CCCs and the region at large?

Think about these questions and come to the table with ideas. Thank you. Please let me know if you have any questions.

You can reach me at kathleen.krider@accessagency.org

 

 

 

 

The Union Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on the

Local Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.

 

An accurate Census count is critically important to Connecticut as we receive $10.7b annually in federal programs based on Census funding; that’s $2,900 per person.  This data affects all of our daily lives for businesses, schools, hospitals, non-profits, and other public and private entities. Further, the Census helps determine local, state and federal district lines, so this is about our political power as well.

 

The Lt. Governor is asking that every town and city form a Local Complete Count Committee. This local committee, comprised of volunteers, will work with the US Census staff on the ground in Connecticut to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census. A press release with members of the state-wide CCCC may be found below:

https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Lt-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2019/02-2019/LT-GOV-BYSIEWICZ-LAUNCHES-CONNECTICUT-COMPLETE-COUNT-COMMITTEE-TO-HELP-PREPARE-FOR-2020-CENSUS

If you have any questions or would be willing to serve on this committee, please contact the Selectman’s Office at (860)684-3812 or firstselectman@unionconnecticut.org

 

The Census is hiring, and people are encouraged to go to www.2020census.gov/jobs to apply for temporary jobs with the Census.  Applying now to work as a census taker is a great way for seasonal workers, students, retirees and workers in the gig economy to line up spring and summer employment opportunities.