Hansi Lo Wang, NPR
NPR reports that the Census Bureau continues to uncover irregularities with the 2020 head count and the expected release of numbers has been delayed again. As of Dec. 29, the bureau's projected date for putting out new state population counts was Feb. 9, but newly discovered anomalies may even further delay the release.
Sia Nyorkor, Cleveland 19
St. Aloysius has sponsored eight census drives in an effort to get Glenville neighbors and community members registered. U.S. census workers were on site at these pop-up events to offer assistance and give out information.
U.S. Census Bureau
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the government can end data collection immediately, blocking a lower court order that extended the deadline until 10/31/20. The new and final deadline is tomorrow, 10/15/20. Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 until 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is 6:00 am Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020. Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, and paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020. Census workers will continue to knock on doors of non-responsive households through the end of the day on October 15, 2020
Cuyahoga County Ice Cream Census Challenge is sending ice cream to communities with the greatest increase in response rate by Sept. 18 wins $500 in Honey Hut Ice Cream and the community with the greatest response by Sept. 30 wins $2,000 in Honey Hut Ice Cream. The winning Mayor chooses the non-profit of their choice as the recipient of the ice cream. The September 18th winner was the Village of Bentleyville! Mayor Spremulli directed our Census team to deliver their prize to the Chagrin Valley Dispatch team.
Karlynn Wells, Spectrum News
Article from Spectrum News about the ways Smart Development Inc. is promoting the 2020 Census to the Arab-American community on Cleveland's westside as the deadline approaches.
Margaret Bernstein, WKYC
Cleveland NAACP and Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance on Tuesday partnered with local businesses to give a 10% discount to patrons who complete the census in the store. Participating businesses include Sauce the City restaurant, POSH Collection, The Sauce Boiling Seafood Express, Sam Sylk's Chicken and Fish, and Gusto's Seafood & Chicken. Read this article from WKYC for more information.
Part One of the New Realities series discussed the many ways new digital technology can be used to reach and expand a nonprofit's audience during this challenging time. (And if you missed it, you can watch the recording here). Part Two will look into Using New Digital Inclusion Tools to Advance Your Mission, and will take place Thursday January 14, 2021 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am ET, click here to register for the session,
OCA Greater Cleveland
Despite the many changes to the census timeline, OCA Greater Cleveland has continued to mobilize around census and voter engagement through their outdoor pop-up events in the Midtown neighborhood. Check out @ocagreatercle on Instagram to stay updated on their efforts to reach undercounted populations.
Hansi Lo Wang
A federal judge has issued an order to clarify that, for now, the U.S. Census Bureau must continue counting for the 2020 census through Oct. 31 after finding the bureau made multiple violations of an earlier order that extends the national head count's schedule.
NPHC of Greater Cleveland
Recorded in downtown Cleveland, this video features members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater Cleveland and highlights the reason how completing the census can have an impact. Watch the video here!
Hispanic Business Center
Hispanic Business Center partnered with Latinx-owned businesses to find out what the census means to them and why it's important to fill out. This video features Alexandra Pagan, from The Old San Juan Jewelers Inc.
Lee Chilcote and Conor Morris
Article from The Land takes a look at Lee-Harvard's high census response rate, and how families, residents and organizations in the area mobilize around important civic engagement topics.