When it comes to counting our families, it is so important to have trusted messengers encouraging participation, and there is no better messenger than peers! In partnership with the counties, we have created a Census Champion program to identify and equip trusted community members to talk to their peers and the media about the 2020 Census. We hope that in every shared community space from Barstow to Temecula, from Indio to Montclair, we will have a trained Census Champion that can share with their community what the Census is, why it matters, and how to participate in a culturally competent and accessible way. If you want to become one of these champions, read below to learn more!
Additionally, we want to involve any and all communities, including but not limited to:
There are a great number of training opportunities that we will be offering throughout our Census campaign. Many of the opportunities will have different facilitators and cover different hard-to-count communities, but there will be four core components that will shape each training that qualifies for Census Champion certification: