Today we will continue our series New Series: U.S. Citizenship and the U.S. Census 2020
Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count all residents in the United States, citizens and noncitizens alike, through a national census. The next national census is in April 2020. The information is used to make sure everyone is equally represented in our political system and that government resources are allocated fairly. It is also used to make important decisions about community programs and services, like where to build homes and parks, establish public transit routes, build new roads and offer language access services.
Participating in the Census is a civic responsibility for citizens and non-citizens similar to paying taxes and educating ourselves and our children. In certain situations, people can refuse to pay taxes
or send their children to school, but they cannot ignore what is happening in the community. They must learn the facts, and then make their decisions accordingly.
Today I will interview Aparna Ramakrishnan from the SMC Census Team about their Census Ambassador program. Contact the Census team at
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
San Mateo County is partnering with the San Mateo Adult School to pilot a Census Ambassador training program, which will be launched across the county in Fall 2019.
San Mateo County Census 2020
Census 2020 Outreach Resources--especially look at their Guides, Talking Points + Toolkits
Next Monday, I will post the podcast that I recorded at the San Mateo Adult School with the Census Ambassadors. And over the next several weeks, I will be chopping up both of these into smaller bits, and posting the subtitled videos to the uscitizenpod YouTube channel. Let's get started!
uscitizenpod: A Quick Comparison between the USCIS N-400 and Census 2020 (7/01/2019)
uscitizenpod: No Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census BUT.... (7/13/2019)
uscitizenpod: THE 2010 US CENSUS! (3/15/2010)
uscitizenpod: The 2010 US Census in 4 minutes (3/16/2010)
An example of interpreting Language Access information from the 2010 census
uscitizenpod: An American Pentecost (6/6/2017)
For more info about the Census, listen to Hansi Lo Wang, NPR
or follow him on Twitter @hansilowang
Census.gov Promotional Materials and Guidelines
Census.gov Educational Resources