Resources

The NC Counts Coalition has pulled together local and national resources that can be helpful in learning about and planning for the 2020 Census in North Carolina.

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National Conference of State Legislatures: 2020 Census Resources and Legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures – includes links to state legislation setting up complete count committees and funding the census. Also includes resources for planning government led / established complete count committees.

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Fact Sheets and Toolkits

Census-Guided Financial Assistance To Rural America

The George Washington Institute of Public Policy fact sheet on Census-Guided Financial Assistance To Rural America looks at six large U.S. Department of Agriculture rural assistance programs, state-by-state, that distribute more than $25 billion each year to states, localities and households in Rural America. 

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2020 Census Planning

The 2020 Census at a Glance

This fact sheet by the US Census Bureau provides a brief timeline of for the 2020 Census and an overview of the operation. 

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Fact Sheets and Toolkits

2020 CENSUS PUBLIC COMMENTS TOOLKIT

This toolkit, provided by the Leadership Conference Education Fund, provides information, templates and resources related to the public comment period for submitting comments in opposition to the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census. 

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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

April 10, 2018 On March 26, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Unfortunately, for the first time since the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the questionnaire sent to each household in the country is set to include an untested and unnecessary question about U.S. citizenship. This FAQ and fact sheet provides answers to questions about the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020, and also includes a fact sheet on the importance of the 2020 Census to North Carolina.  The information in this fact sheet has been provided by the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation and NC Counts. 

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Press Releases

Gov. Cooper Says Counting Military Where They Live Will Help in 2020 Census

This press release from Governor Cooper's office discusses the US Census Bureau's plan to count deployed military at their latest base address. Released on Feb. 8, 2018

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Resources

North Carolina Decennial Census Mail-in Participation Rates

North Carolina 2000 and 2010 Census mail-in participation rates by county.

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MAP: Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

The City University of New York (CUNY) has created an interactive map that pinpoints Hard to Count (HTC) communities across the country.

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Research, Reports, and Articles

Race and Ethnicity in the 2020 Census: Improving Data to Capture a Multiethnic America

This report by the Leadership Conference Education Fund seeks to identify and document specific civil rights uses of census race and ethnicity data and evaluate the consequences of possible changes in the collection and reporting of those data.

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Research, Reports, and Articles

FY2017 U.S. Census Bureau Appropriations: Why Full Funding Matters

This article by the Census Project discusses technological and systematic changes in how the Census will be operated and the importance of adequate funding to ensure that the Census is well executed.The Census Project, February 2016

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Research, Reports, and Articles

Five Steps for Reducing the High Net Undercount of Young Children in the 2020 Census

Bill O'Hare, PhD, President, O'Hare Data and Demographic Services, LLC, August 2016, This article by Dr. O'Hare provides five steps for addressing the high net undercount of young children in the 2020 U.S. Decennial Census.

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Research, Reports, and Articles

Everyone Counts: How 2020 Census Data Matter to Your Bottom Line

This article by the National Association of Councils discusses the importance of the 2020 Census to counties and how counties can get involved to make sure that their communities have a complete and accurate Census count.

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Research, Reports, and Articles

Counting Everyone in the Digital Age: The Implications of Technology Use in the 2020 Decennial Census for the Count of Disadvantaged Groups

This article by The Leadership Conference Education Fund (The Education Fund) and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI) is about the potential challenges and opportunities associated with information and communications technology in the 2020 Census.

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Research, Reports, and Articles

An Accurate Census Is Essential for a Strong America

A brief by the Council for a Strong America about the importance of an accurate Census and how an accurate Census can affect national security and the economy.

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Press Releases

NC Stands to Lose Billions from Poor 2020 Census According to new Study

This Press Release discusses the importance of adequately funding the Census and the financial significance of a complete and accurate Census for North Carolina.Released on November 9, 2017

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Presentations

LUCA 2020 Census Training

This powerpoint presentation by the US Census Bureau provides guidance on how to update address lists for the LUCA Operation.

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Philanthropy

Philanthropy and the 2020 census: A once-in-a-decade chance to get it right

Publication by Vanita Gupta, August 23, 2017. National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

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Philanthropy

How​ ​Your​ ​Foundation​ ​Can​ ​Engage​ ​Business​ ​&​ ​Tech​ ​Sectors​ ​for​ ​a​ ​Successful​ ​2020​ ​Census

Rhett Buttle, Public Private Strategies September, 2017

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Research, Reports, and Articles

Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities

A guide on how to use The City University of New York (CUNY) interactive map that pinpoints Hard to Count (HTC) communities across the country.

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Fact Sheets and Toolkits

Will You Count? Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) in the 2020 Census

This fact sheet by The Leadership Conference Education Fund explains the importance of ensuring that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are counted in the 2020 Census.

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Fact Sheets and Toolkits

Counting for Dollars 2020: North Carolina

The George Washington Institute of Public Policy has prepared a report analyzing the use of Census-derived data by 16 large federal programs. This report breaks down how $16,297,657,450 of federal funds are distributed to North Carolina based on census-driven data.

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Fact Sheets and Toolkits

The Census and Civil Rights

This Fact Sheet from The Leadership Conference Education Fund explains the constitutional significance of the Census and how the Census affects vulnerable communities.

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Fact Sheets and Toolkits

Census Accuracy and the Undercount: Why it matters; How it's measured

This Fact sheet by the Funders Census Initiatives reviews census accuracy and why it matters to funders and their grantees.

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Guides

Complete Count Committee Guide (Issued Nov. 2008)

The US Census Bureau released a guide on how to plan Complete Count Committees in November of 2008. An updated guide is expected for the 2020 Census.

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2020 Census Planning

Area Census Office List

A list of Area Census Offices for the 2020 Census

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2020 Census Planning

Area Census Office Memo

November 6, 2017 A memo from the US Census Bureau about the 2020 Census Program decision regarding the number and locations of the area census offices that will be established to manage and support field operations during the 2020 Census

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Resources

Letter in support of Census funding by the North Carolina State Roundtable Census Planning Organization

September 20, 2017, signed by 39 North Carolina organizations

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Research, Reports, and Articles

U.S. Census Bureau Appropriations: Why Full Funding Matters

This article by the Census Project discusses technological and systematic changes in how the Census will be operated and the importance of adequate funding to ensure that the Census is well executed.

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Websites

US Department of Commerce

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United Philanthropy Forum

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The Census Project

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US Census Bureau Website for the 2020 Census

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Philanthropy

CENSUS 2020: Why an Accurate Count Matters to Philanthropy

United Philanthropy Forum website about the importance of the 2020 Census to Philanthropy

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Press Releases

Tillis Helps Secure Census Change to County North Carolina Servicemembers

This Press Release discusses North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis' support for counting servicemembers in North Carolina.

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Fact Sheets and Toolkits

Will You Count? Latinos in the 2020 Census

This fact sheet by The Leadership Conference Education Fund explains the challenges to ensuring an accurate count in the Latino community and the importance of making sure that Latinos are counted.

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Fact Sheets and Toolkits

The​ ​Census:​ ​Vital​ ​to​ ​America’s​ ​Economy​ ​and​ ​Private​ ​Sector

Rhett Buttle, Public Private Strategies

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2020 Census Planning

Key 2020 Census Milestones

This Fact Sheet from the Funder's Census Initative 2020 reflect newly defined operations and the detailed schedule for Census preparations and implementation.

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2020 Census Planning

2020 Census Operational Plan

The US Census Bureau's 2020 Census Operational Plan documents the current design for conducting the 2020 Census.

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