Update on Census 2020 - Deadline Approaching + Questionnaire Assistance

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August 21, 2020
The deadline for people to respond to the 2020 Census is fast approaching (September 30, 2020). As of August 14, 2020, 63.5% of the nation’s households had responded -- meaning more than one-third of American households still need to respond within the coming weeks.

The Census Bureau’s Non-Response Follow-up (NRFU) operation is now underway. This entails Census enumerators visiting households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. In parallel, U.S. Census Bureau staff are now visiting places in identified low responding areas -- to answer questions and help people respond to the 2020 Census. This program is called Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) and is a distinct and separate activity from above-mentioned household visits.

Download Census Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Overview

In addition, to whatever capacity you can, here are some ideas to better promote the 2020 Census to your community:
1) "Follow" the U.S. Census Bureau on social media for the latest updates and access some readily available content to easily re-share.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uscensusbureau
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uscensusbureau
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-census-bureau
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/uscensusbureau
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uscensusbureau/
2) Send reminder emails and/or social media posts to your members, employees, and constituents to respond to the Census online, by phone, or by mail: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html
3) Promote language support: https://2020census.gov/en/languages.html
4) Promote video guides on how to complete the 2020 Census - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLewV-zKXDZkiAT8Tp96NysEoq3dDEMi7L
(These videos are available in 59 non-English languages including American Sign Language)
You may also consider sharing this ‘Get Out the Count Video Challenge’ (which was developed prior to the current COVID-19 events). Please see the following links for more information about the challenge and the financial prizes available (submission deadline is May 7, 2020).
Challenge post on challenge.govhttps://www.challenge.gov/challenge/2020-census-get-out-the-count-video-challenge 
Further information is available at: https://accelerate.census.gov/video-challenge/
Fernando Morales, District Director
Fmorales@bos.lacounty.gov, (213) 974-3333