Today, the Tulsa Regional Complete Count Committee, a Census Counts campaign partner organization, is celebrating Census Day by mobilizing residents across the Tulsa metro to get counted in the 2020 Census. To fill out the Census, visit www.2020Census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020.
“We are excited to be part of a nationwide effort to make sure everyone counts in the 2020 Census, no matter their age, background, or citizenship,” said Kyle Ofori, Director of the Tulsa Regional Complete Count Committee. “As we practice physical distancing and do our part to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we still have an important duty to fill out the Census, which can be done easily from your residence, either online, by phone or by mail.”
Currently, local outreach efforts are complying with CDC and Tulsa Health Department (THD) guidelines as they relate to COVID-19. Residents are strongly urged to fill out the Census online, by phone or by mail, as the U.S. Census Bureau has temporarily suspended in-person interviews for households who do not respond.
The Complete Count Committee, along with partner organizations like Community Service Council, the City of Tulsa, and the Tulsa Regional Chamber are organizing to ensure communities the census has historically missed have the information and resources they need to get counted so they don’t miss out on critical community resources and political power.
In the last 18 months, the Complete Count Committee has organized digitally and directly on-the-ground, including hosting Census workshops with historically undercounted communities, translating Census resources, allocating nearly $4,000 for mini-grants, and challenging Oklahoma City to a Census self-response rate challenge.
Background: The Tulsa Regional Complete Count Committee is a group of representatives from local government and neighborhoods, tribes and ethnic communities, social service and planning agencies, foundations and businesses, local churches and the regional chamber of commerce, who have joined forces to ensure a complete census count for the Tulsa Region in 2020. The Complete Count Committee is continuing to spread awareness of the Census count through its social media pages, @TulsaCounts, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Visit https://csctulsa.org/tulsa2020 for more information about the Tulsa Regional Complete Count Committee’s efforts, or https://www.TulsaCounts.com for resources you can share with your community around the 2020 Census.