2010 Census Resources
From Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. The 2010 Census count will determine the distribution of more than $400 billion in state and federal funds for things like hospitals, health care, schools and emergency services. Even with an exploding population, California could lose a Congressional state if hard-to-count populations are excluded from the final count. Immigrants, particularly low-income immigrants of color, are particularly at risk of not being counted. MIV will be sharing Census resources throughout the coming months. We encourage you to share your work and resources with MIV to increase communication and effectiveness statewide. Given the minority organizing efforts encouraging immigrants to boycott the Census until federal immigration reform is achieved, it is more important than ever that our communities here from us about the importance of being counted in the 2010 Census!
- Chinese: 人口普查與移民家庭的事實
- English: Facts about the Census for Immigrant Families
- Korean: 이민자들이 인구 조사에 대해 알아야 할 점
- Spanish: Datos sobre el Censo para Familias Inmigrantes
- Tagalog: Mga Katotohanan tungkol sa Senso para sa mga Pamilyang Dayuhan
- Vietnamese: Thông tin dành cho các gia đình di dân về Chương trình Kiểm tra Dân số
Map your organization’s efforts and learn about Census activities in your local region!
The Advancement Project and Healthy City Project have developed a website that will allow you to report the work of your organization and for you to see the latest reports on undercounting across California and what other groups are doing in your community. Click here to register your organization at the website. For more information or with technical questions, contact email@example.com
See which zip codes in California have the lowest Census return rates to date! Many communities with poor and working class families, immigrants, and people of color have some of the lowest rates of return for the survey to date, according to Census non-participation rate reports. The Healthy City Project has prepared an initial “Top 100 Urban and Top 100 Rural ZIP Codes” that have some of the lowest Census return rates and most urgently need California’s attention. The ranking is based on a combination of non-participation rates and population density/total population. This document is an extremely beneficial tool to organizations because it can help us see how our communities are doing in terms of filling out the Census survey, it can help us see what groups are working in these regions, and it can help make the case with grassroots leaders and funders that we have to invest in these areas. If you are working in these areas, but are not currently listed as an outreach organization, upload your work into the Health City Project system today! If you send your name, organization, contact information, and what zip codes your organization is working in to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Tuesday, April 20, she will include that information in MIV’s efforts to ensure that the mapping and coordinating system includes as man of our organizations as possible.
The Census Bureau also published an interactive map that tracks mail return rates by Census tract on a daily basis.
Gain access to materials tailored for Latino and Spanish-speaking communities!
- Become a partner of the NALEO ¡HAGASE CONTAR! Campaign and have access to their Census toolkit and the latest updates on their campaign!
- Usefliers and talking points produced by California Rural Legal Assistance in English and Spanish!
Gain access to materials tailored for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities!
- Spearheaded by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, the California Asian and Pacific Islander 2010 Census Network, also known as API Count, is a network of Asian and Pacific Islander organizations that have come together to promote Asian and Pacific Islander involvement in Census 2010. Click on to Languages/Resources on the website to gain AAPI language-specific resources.
Census resources in indigenous languages!
- California Rural Legal Assistance has teamed up with New America Media to produce informational DVDs on the Census in indigenous languages including Mixteco, Triqui, Zapoteco, Chatino. To receive a copy of these DVDs, contact Rachel Hoerger at email@example.com !
Youth media campaign to promote the Census!
- New America media has launched a campaign for youth to write letters to their families and communities about the importance of filling out the Census. Read a the recent San Francisco Chronicle coverage of this campaign! (Article 1, Article 2) Contact Jacob Simas at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the project.
Learn how to avoid Census scams!
- Click here to gain resources on helping our communities avoid people seeking to commit Census scams and fraud.
Other Key Resources!
- New America media has several articles posted on their website related to the Census and immigrants.
- Sample Successful E-messages from Santa Clara County that you can tailor for your local region created by Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN).
- Download copies of letters from U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice confirming the confidentiality of Census responses. These official documents can be useful for conversations with several stakeholders including media outlets and new partner organizations.
- Learn what people should know if the addresses on their surveys are incorrect.
- State of California Coordinating Website with unique interactive resources and new tools and events being posted daily
- Advancement Project Mapping Website with state-of-the-art mapping resources
- Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Tools (PDF) & Resources
- NALEO “ya es hora” Website
- Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network “Nonprofits Count!” Campaign
- Advancement Project Census 2010 California Outreach Training Webinar
- Friday, February 26, 2010 – 1-2:30pm PST
- Please join us for an in-depth training on our web-based mapping system that directly supports your outreach and planning to reach Census 2010 "Hard to Count" populations. This webinar will provide step-by-step guidance in putting this resource to use in your community. Space is limited – register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/883878538.