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Take Civic Action 2019: Census 2020

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As the year comes to a close, our next few shows feature L. Joy sharing tips on how to #TakeCivicAction in 2019. We begin by revisiting Census 2020 with NPR National Correspondent Hansi Lo Wang.
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Show Guest
Hansi Lo Wang is is a national correspondent based at NPR's New York bureau. He covers the changing demographics of the U.S. and breaking news in the Northeast for NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, hourly newscasts, and NPR.org. Lately, he’s been covering all things #Census2020 and has come by to give us the info we should know to #GetCivicallyEngaged.

Homework

Join and/or attend meetings of the local Complete Count Committees. These committees bring local stakeholders together to educate their community on the importance of the census.
Get a Job. Thousands of people will be hired to complete the census including full time and part time positions. To apply visit https://2020census.gov/jobs and make sure to share the link on your networks.
Educate Your Sphere of Influence. Share the information you've learned about the Census on your social media, community newsletter or political club.
Identify and engage hard to reach areas and populations. This is an opportunity to reach out to different communities in your area. Build relationships now before you hit the streets.
Participate in any upcoming public comment periods. Each state, county and locality are appointing staff and committees to assist in the upcoming count. There may also be public comment periods where you can submit testimony.

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