As libraries begin to reopen and reach out to patrons, the East Cleveland Public Library posted a Facebook Live video of staff members discussing the census. Residents with questions about completing the census are encouraged to contact their local branch, where librarians are trained on how to help people understand and complete their questionnaire.
As many local restaurants are experiencing an increase in takeout orders, the Hispanic Business Center saw an opportunity to promote the census. In partnership with restaurant owners, magnets were made with phone numbers to local restaurants along with information on how to complete the census
Cleveland Metropolitan School District received many submissions to its #CMSDCounts census video contest, which encouraged students in the school district to create a video encouraging their friends and family to complete the census. View all the winners below:
CMHA, Upcycle Parts Shop and Kings and Queens of Art are celebrating the 2020 census with free family portraits or gift cards. The event will occur on June 15th with proper social distancing guidelines at the gazebo across from Outhwaite splashpark.
As we try to get a complete count on the 2020 Census, people experiencing homeless are considered hard-to-count. Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is working hard to connect Cleveland's homeless population to the Census enumerators, and spread the word about how these people should be included in census data.
An energetic yet socially distant caravana encouraged hard-to-count communities in Lorain County to fill out their 2020 Census. Organizers such as Young Latino Network drove cars through South Lorain with signs and bags containing census information.
In order to spread the word from a distance, Famicos Foundation took to the streets with a Census Caravan. Residents could connect to the digital census questionnaire by scanning QR codes customized for each neighborhood in their service area.
Local radio station 95.9FM WOVU created multiple PSA's to answer questions and conerns their audiences have voiced about the 2020 Census. These announcements air every hour to those listening to the live radio show, and you can click here to hear all of the PSA's.
In a passionate plea during the Mayor's Press Conference, rapper Killer Mike highlights the 2020 census as a tool for those looking to organize and mobilize to affect change in their cities, specifically his hometown of Atlanta, GA.