Census 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
CT spends nothing as other states invest millions in 2020 census

HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut is among the half of states in the nation spending no money on the census, instead relying on philanthropy and networks of volunteer committees to bolster U.S. Census workers, who will try to find and count the millions of Americans who do not respond next spring. CCP President Karla Fortunato is quoted twice and along with CCP Member Jay Williams, President & CEO of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
New Haven Census 2020 Party On Wheels To Roll Through Undercounted Neighborhoods On May 8th

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Depsite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Justin Elicker and members of the Greater New Haven 2020 Census Complete Count Committee, with support from the City of New Haven, have announced that on Friday, May 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM, a socially distanced, Party-On-Wheels will be rolling through the city’s undercounted neighborhoods. Residents will stay safely inside their homes to celebrate the festive caravan featuring live music. Those who complete the census are eligible to win prizes that include a tablet, Chromebook, or gift card. Residents that have already completed the census can get a second shot at the drawing by sharing a video or photo of their census celebration.

“The 2020 Census is about money, power, and the future of our community,” said Karolina Ksiazek, Complete Count Program Manager and a consultant for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. “We’ve had to be creative to make sure every household takes part. We can’t let marginalized communities be counted out.”

Monday, April 13, 2020
U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC -- WASHINGTON, DC -- The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing over 48% of all households in America. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations.

Monday, April 13, 2020
Census Seeks More Time Due to COVID-19

HARTFORD, CT -- With about half of Connecticut counted, the Commerce Department said Monday it will seek congressional authorization to delay the completion of the 2020 Census due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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