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.
On September 27, 2020 at 1:30pm, the Central-Kinsman Neighborhood Mobilization Team will ride through the Central neighborhood with a census caravan. The motorcade with promote census completion and voting rights while handing out PPE. For more info or to participate, contact Gwen Garth email@example.com.
On September 25th fom 10am-2pm at Las Tienditas del Mercado, 2886 W. 25th St., community members and residents can register to vote, complete their census at a comunity event presented by Hispanic Business Center, Jumpstart, Young Latino Network and Metro West Community Development Organization.
Policy Members Ohio premiered a public service announcement about the census during the virtual community event "Showing How We Count: Story telling and civic engagement in the Latinx community". This event featured story time with author Dr. Raquel Ortiz and a conversation about the census and voting with community leaders Claudia Longo, Luis Cabrera, Jerry Peña and Daniel Ortiz.
Cuyahoga County Planning Commision ineractive map illustrating census response rate of change across the county during the final month of census completion. As part of a county-wide challenge, the mayor of the community with the greatest increase in Census completions through Sept. 18 will receive $500 in Honey Hut Ice Cream to deliver to the non-profit of their choice.
Cleveland residents can stop by True Holiness Temple on September 19 from 12-4pm to pick up food from the Cleveland Food Bank, census completion and live music. There is still time to get the count up in Cleveland neighborhoods!
GCAC, Delta Sigma Theta of Greater Collinwood is looking for volunteers to assist event attendees with completing their 2020 Census questionnaire online. There are time slots that need to be filled on 09/26 from 10am-2pm at Whitney Young School and 10/3 from 11am-3pm at Shaw High School. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up for Census Registration volunteer time slot.
93.1 FM WZAK hosted a candid conversation about the 2020 Census between Freddy Collier, Director of Cleveland City Planning, Danielle Sydnor, President of the NAACP Cleveland Chapter, Devonta Dickie, Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator of Cleveland VOTES, Myesha Crowe, Executive Director of Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance and Tracy Hill, M.Ed., Executive Director of Family and Community Engagement for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Click here to watch a recording of the conversation!
Through outdoor census awareness events at local grocery stores, the Cleveland Observer and community partners like Dave’s Market Eatery, 95.1 WOVU, Radio One, Cleveland VOTES, MidTown Cleveland, and Neighborhood Solutions, Inc. promoted the census as well as voting information leading to over 100 people completing their questionnaires.
Through conversation and planning, the Census Bureau leadership is allowing trained street outreach workers from NEOCH to accompany census workers assigned to the non-sheltered outdoor count. Between September 22-24, all service-based locations, shelters, and outdoors locations will be visited so that people experiencing homelessness in our community get counted. In addition, the local homeless system is using three hotels for shelter overflow so that proper social distancing can take place in shelter settings during COVID-19. NEOCH is in the midst of holding weekly "pop up" Homeless Congress meetings where hotel guests can register to vote, request a vote-by-mail ballot, and we remind them that the Census count is happening and that local shelter staff will be working with Census staff to ensure that all guests at the hotel will be counted as well.
For the final month of the 2020 Census, Cuyahoga County has launched a county-wide census challenge for all 59 Cuyahoga County municipalities. The mayor of the community with the greatest increase in Census completions through Sept. 18 will receive $500 in Honey Hut Ice Cream to deliver to the non-profit of their choice. The mayor of the community with the greatest growth in responses through Sept. 30 will receive $2,000 in Honey Hut Ice Cream to deliver to the non-profit of their choice. Check your city's response rate here!