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Use this calendar to stay up to date on U.S. Census Bureau events. And check back often! More 2020 Census events are added all the time.

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May 1-3: 2020 Digital Action Weekend

The U.S. Census Bureau hosted Digital Weekend of Action on May 1-3. While current times are unprecedented, they also present an opportunity to reach people digitally across the nation.

2020 Census partners, influencers, community leaders and trusted voices were encouraged to use their social media accounts to help us spread the word: It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census. Once you've responded, encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to complete the census, too. Responding now will minimize the need for census takers to go out into communities to follow up.

Participation included:

  • Posting content on social media showing your commitment to responding to the 2020 Census. Using customized content or grabbing graphics and sample posts from our Resource Guide.
  • Sharing and liking posts from our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts with your stakeholders, friends and family for the most current information on 2020 Census operations.
  • Visiting the 2020 Census Social Hub for customizable graphics to share.
  • Checking out our Response Rate Map and Rankings Dashboard to see how your town is doing. The map is updated every afternoon to reflect the self-response rate of the country and each state, county, city, census tract, congressional district and tribal area. .
  • Using the hashtags #2020Census and #Censo2020 when posting on your social platforms.

 

March 20: 2020 Census News Briefing

What: The U.S. Census Bureau held a telephone news conference to share updates on the status of the 2020 Census. Topics of discussion included updates on 2020 Census operations including the impact of COVID-19 and the release of the 2020 Census Response Rates map.  

Online Press Kit: Access the Census Bureau’s 2020 Census electronic press kit on the Census Bureau Newsroom.  

March 2-6: Statistics in Schools Week: Everyone Counts!

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program hosted a weeklong series of activities to unite schools around the country in an effort to count every child in the 2020 Census. Help promote SIS Week from March 2-6 as we work to unite educators across the country to make sure everyone is counted. Event materials can be accessed by visiting the Census Bureau Newsroom.

Teachers can access daily themed resources on the Statistics in Schools website

Event information can be accessed by visiting the Census Bureau Newsroom.

February 22: Census Bureau Hosts Family Festival With Pediatricians to Help Ensure All Children Are Counted

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Federation of Pediatric Organizations are partnering to reduce the undercount of children.  On February 22, the Census Bureau hosted a free event for children at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. The event focused on promoting the importance of counting young children during the 2020 Census. Before the event, there was a news conference (9 a.m. to 10 a.m EST) where Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham and the Federation of Pediatric Organizations announced a major effort to ensure young children are counted in the census beginning next month. 

Event materials can be accessed by visiting the Census Bureau Newsroom

February 18: Interfaith Partner Summit 

The U.S. Census Bureau hosted an Interfaith Partner Summit on February 18  with faith-based leaders from across the nation for a moderated panel discussion about the 2020 Census.  Leaders of faith are trusted voices within their communities and have been key partners in previous census counts helping to ensure an accurate and complete count of everyone living in the country. The summit included leaders of diverse religious traditions and practices and faith-based community organizations from across the country. 

Event materials can be accessed by visiting the Census Bureau Newsroom

October 23, 2019: Statistics in Schools' "Everyone Counts" Campaign Kickoff

The U.S. Census Bureau launched a national campaign to raise awareness around why the 2020 Census matters for schools and the importance of counting all children in the 2020 Census. Click here for more information.

October 8, 2019: National Recruitment Campaign Kickoff

The U.S. Census Bureau launched a nationwide 2020 Census recruitment campaign with a news conference at the National Processing Center Paper Data Capture Center - West in Phoenix. The Census Bureau hosted more than 2,020 nationwide hiring information events through the month of October. Click here for more information.

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