Census Maryland 2020 newsletter, February 14, 2020

Maryland Census 2020 MASTHEAD

Census Maryland 2020 Newsletter

February 14, 2020

In This Issue

Happy Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine's Day
(and 46 days til Census)

The U.S. Census Bureau has a page of stats and facts for you to enjoy.

For any questions about the Maryland Census, call (410) 767-4500 or go to Census.Maryland.gov.

Follow Maryland Census 2020 on Twitter and Facebook – Follow @MdCensus2020 and like @MdCensus2020 – to stay in touch with Maryland's Census 2020 complete count efforts. Join the conversation by using hashtag #2020MDCensus on Facebook and on Twitter.

Be A Census Taker

Become a Census Taker!

Help ensure your community gets counted in the 2020 Census by joining the U.S. Census Bureau team.  Visit https://2020census.gov/en/jobs and apply today.

Upcoming Meetings

For further details, go to the Maryland Census 2020 Events page

2020 Census Interfaith Partner Summit Feb. 18 10:00 a.m.
Allegany County CCC Meeting Feb. 18 3:00 p.m.
Calvert County CCC Meeting  Feb. 19 10:00 a.m.
Kent County CCC Meeting Feb. 19 2:00 p.m.
Somerset County CCC Meeting Feb. 20 2:30 p.m.
Caroline County CCC Meeting Feb. 24 10:00 a.m.
Dorchester County CCC Meeting Feb. 24 3:00 p.m.
Cecil County CCC Meeting  Feb. 24 6:00 p.m.
Howard County CCC Meeting Mar. 3 9:00 a.m.
Wicomico County CCC Meeting Mar. 9 3:00 p.m.
Worcester County CCC Meeting Mar. 10 10:00 a.m.
Census 2020; Consequences for Garrett County Mar. 17 8:00 a.m.
Prince George's County CCC Meeting Mar. 18 6:00 p.,m.
Grasonville Community Day, Queen Anne's County Mar. 28 11:00 a.m.


News and Events

Secretary McCord Talks the Importance of Census on MPT's State Circle

On Friday, Feb. 7, Secretary Rob McCord talked with Jeff Salkin on the State Circle program about Census 2020 being taken this year. All Americans - and all Marylanders - will receive their invitation to respond to the census in mid-March. "This is very important. It's a family portrait that we take every ten years. It needs to reflect who we are as Maryland and we need everyone in the picture," said the Secretary about the lasting value of a complete count. "It's about participation. It's about empowerment. It's about funding." It is estimated that for every person in Maryland not counted, the state loses $18,250 in federal funding over 10 years.

Watch the Full Interview at MPT (the Secretary's interview starts at 13:23)

Secretary McCord Talks the Importance of Census on MPT's State Circle

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Planning Secretary Talks Census 2020 to Maryland Community Action Agencies

On Monday, Secretary Rob McCord visited the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to meet with members of community action agencies around the state. The secretary spoke about the importance of their role in promoting the census among hard-to-count populations in their communities. 

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Sec. McCord at DHCD

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Planning Secretary Rob McCord Participated in the Grand Opening of the Baltimore City Census Office


Arranco el Censo en Baltimore

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Census 2020 Roundtable in Baltimore

On Monday, Maryland Department of Planning's Chief of Staff Adam Gruzs participated in a roundtable discussion at the Waxter Center with the Baltimore Area Congressional Delegation regarding 2020 Census preparations.

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Adam at Wexter

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Do It! Help Promote the 2020 Census

In an effort to get people to participate in the 2020 Census, we’re asking state agencies to promote the census on their websites. The Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) has made it easy to add census information to your department home pages. DoIT has provided a resource page with sample text for you to use and Census Maryland 2020 graphics. 

DoIT-MD Census

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Census Bureau to Host 2020 Census Interfaith Partner Summit, February 18, Washington, DC

The U.S. Census Bureau will host an Interfaith Partner Summit 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 their congregations. The summit will include leaders of diverse religious traditions and practices and faith-based community organizations from across the country.

More Details at the U.S. Census Bureau

Washington National Cathedral

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Maryland CCC Co-chair Walkiria Pool Attended the Dominicans on the Hill Event in Washington

The first former undocumented immigrant and first Dominican-American in Congress, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., hosted the first Dominicans on the Hill event at the Capitol last week. Maryland Complete Count Committee Co-chair Walkiria Pool attended this first ever gathering in Washington, DC. During the one-day event, Dominican-Americans from communities around the nation attended workshops on issues ranging from immigration, education and the workforce, the U.S. economy, and trade.

Walkiria Pool at Dominicans on the Hill

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Putting 2020 Census Rumors to Rest

Census Partners With Social Media Platforms, Community Organizations, the Public to Stop Spread of False Information

Every decade, technology plays a greater role in the way the census is conducted. But in 2020, the first time anyone who wants to respond to the census online has that option, the greatest change may come from the way all of us use technology.

To prevent the spread of fake, false and inaccurate information, that can negatively influence 2020 Census participation and response, the Census Bureau has established the government’s first ever Trust & Safety Team to protect the count.

Read Full Article at the U.S. Census Bureau

Putting 2020 Census Rumors to Rest

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Counting All Military Service Members and Their Families in 2020

For cities and states across the country, active duty military, veterans, and their families are an important part of community life — whether they live on base, in nearby towns, or are deployed or stationed overseas. In mid-March, all households in the United States, including those of service members, veterans, and their families living in the United States, will receive an invitation to respond to the 2020 Census. For the first time, people can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail.

Read Full Article at the U.S. Census Bureau

Counting All Military Service Members and Their Families in 2020

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Outreach to Group Quarters Facilities Begins Ahead of 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau began contacting group quarters facilities across the nation this week ahead of the 2020 Census Group Quarters Operation – the way the Census Bureau ensures an accurate count of individuals who live or stay in a group living arrangement.

Group quarters include facilities such as college/university student housing, residential treatment centers, military barracks, nursing/skilled nursing facilities, group homes, and correctional facilities.

Read Full Article at the U.S. Census Bureau

University Residence

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The Maryland Lottery Reaches Marylanders at 4,000 Locations 

The Maryland Lottery will be showing the Census 2020 message across more than 4,000 video displays across the state via their retailer network. Below are the four graphics that will rotate on retailers' video screens now through April 1.


The Maryland Lottery Reaches Marylanders at 4,000 Locations

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Prince George’s County Council Member to Hold 40 Census Events

Prince George’s County District 2 Council Member Deni Taveras is hosting a census training for residents on February 29. This event, in affiliation with the Northern Gateway CDC, is one of 40 Census events that the council member is holding in her district.


Prince George's County census training

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Viewpoint: Why Maryland Nonprofits Must Push For a Strong 2020 Census

Baltimore Business Journal

Every 10 years, the census aims to count every person residing in the United States. This population data informs and prioritizes the spending of public agencies and private business. Population data affects strategic priorities, targets investment and measures progress on a range of issues including public health, education, and community and economic development. It shapes the way state and federal dollars are allocated and determines how political representation is apportioned.

The effects of an undercount would have grave impacts on Maryland’s social programs, our local economy, and our communities. 

Read Full Article at the Baltimore Business Journal

Viewpoint: Why Md. nonprofits must push for a strong 2020 Census

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‘Don’t Be Fearful’: Local Leaders Continue Push For All Baltimore Residents To Fill Out Census

Local leaders are continuing their push to ensure Baltimore residents fill out the Census form this year, saying each person who doesn’t fill it out costs the city thousands of dollars in funding. Starting on March 12, Marylanders and people across the country will get an invitation in the mail for the 2020 census.

Watch Video on WJZ-TV Channel 13

Census Form

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Your Response Matters

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. A freshman living on campus in student housing. The Census can shape many different aspects of your community.

Get the facts about the census at Census 2020: Shape Your Future

Shape Your Future. START HERE.

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ICYMI: Celebrate Black History Month at Annapolis Museum

As you may know, 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement. The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial  (150 years) of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to vote. The Banneker-Douglass Museum,  (84 Franklin Street in Annapolis) kicks off its year-long exhibit, The Black Vote Mural Project, with an Opening Reception. The event takes place on Saturday, February 15, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Register at their event page. The Black Vote Mural Project exhibit explores the intersection of public art, Black voices, and civil rights with sixteen murals that transform the interior galleries of the museum. Painted by regional artists, these murals interpret the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) 2020 theme: African Americans and the Vote. 

Black History Month

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Celebrate Black History Month at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park!

Team Tubman, the park's expert staff, invite everyone to free, family-friendly programs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in February. The programs will honor the life and legacy of the abolitionist and suffragette.

Park and Program Details Can Be Found at Maryland DNR

Celebrate BHM at Harriett Tubman Park

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