Census Counts

April 1, 2019

Day of Action

Putting on an event for the Day of Action? Make sure you promote it! Take a look at the Census Day of Action Toolkit and: 

  • Inform the media about your event using our sample press releases

    • Need one in Spanish? Check out NALEO’s toolkit here

  • Promote on your social media accounts using our sample social posts or shareable graphics.

  • Send emails to your lists and put up flyers in your community to spread the word.

 Check out all of the amazing events for the Day of Action below. Want more information or to add an event? Reach out to Sonum Nerurkar at nerurkar@civilrights.org.

Day of Action Events

March 30 & 31


Voto Latino Austin

March 30, 2019 | 9 am

Terrazas Public Library

Austin, TX

Voto Latino Austin

March 31, 2019| 2-4 pm

South Congress Ave

Austin, TX

April 1



Twitter Storm

2-3PM ET

Raise your voice! Join in on a national twitter storm on the importance of the census and why we say #CountMeIn.


#MillennialMonday Twitter Chat

3-4pm ET

Join Young Invicibles and others in a chat about the importance of the #2020Census and why millennials should care.




NALEO, LA County

April 1, 2019

Grand Park

Los Angeles, CA  

At this press conference, Supervisor Solis will announce LA County’s unprecedented partnership among State, County, City and local CBOs as we all work to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census. We will highlight the fact that our 2020 Census community training will be culturally appropriate and that we will collaborate with CBOs that are sensitive to non-English-speaking communities. Attendees: All LA County Board of Supervisors, City of LA Mayor Garcetti, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, Rep. Roybal-Allard, CCF, and Advancement Project.


NALEO San Diego

April 1, 2019| 9 am

San Diego, CA

2020 Census Outreach Kick Off: interactive booth at San Diego Latino Film Festival. In partnership with the US Census Bureau, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, we will focus on popular methods of education and engagement such as art, music, video, and games.


April 1| 12 pm

San Diego, CA

Camino Al Censo Press Conference and Discussion: In collaboration with Barrio Logan College Institute, Causa Consulting, and the US Census Bureau, NALEO will be hosting a community panel in Spanish with community residents like David Alvarez, student and community leaders who will share their views and concerns about the census.


Voto Latino Sacramento  

April 1, 2019| 6pm

Casa de Español 

Sacramento, CA



Together We Count

April 1, 2019


Holding a training with a local school district and with a Foundation's senior advisory council to prepare allies to promote 2020 Census participation.


NALEO Florida

April 1, 2019

Orlando, FL

On April 1st, 2019, NALEO Educational Fund will have a Press Conference in Orlando, Florida. Attending will be Elected Officials, Faith Community, Chambers of Commerce, Muslim, African American, Brazilian and Asian community and other national organizations: Hispanic Federation, Mi Familia Vota, UnidosUS and the Florida State Voices. Our message is of a fair and complete count of Census 2020 in the state of Florida.



Fair Count Georgia

April 1, 2019| 5:30 pm

As a new organization, we want to invite those working on census, redistricting and other endeavors to the new office to meet our staff, founder and board of directors. We will have a short speaking program to talk about our work, mission and vision for Georgia.



Massachusetts Voter Table & Massachusetts Census Equity Fund

April 1, 2019 | 10:00 am

Framingham, MA

Massachusetts Census Kick Off event, hosted by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Glavin.


Massachusetts Voter Table

April 1, 2019 | 1:00 pm

East Boston Public Library

Community, faith, and business leaders will join Mayor Marty Walsh in launching our citywide efforts to reach historically undercounted constituencies in Boston in the 2020 Census to ensure our communities get their fair share of the public good and political representation.



Be Counted Detroit

April 1, 2019| 11 am

Focus: Hope

Detroit, MI

The Detroit community is invited to join Be Counted Detroit’s Census 2020 Kick-Off Event. Here, the public will learn what the city’s plan is to get everyone counted, how community groups and nonprofits can get funding for local outreach, how to sign up to be a “Census Captain,” where to apply to be a Census Enumerator.



We Count Minnesota 2020 Census

April 1, 2019| 10-11:30 am

Minnesota State Capitol

Saint Paul, MN

This rally on the steps of the State Capitol will feature Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan.  After the event, there will be a media briefing for the statewide capitol bureau press corps featuring the Census Bureau’s regional director and people who are already at work organizing for the census in historically undercounted communities.  Leadership for the event is being provided by the Minnesota State Demographer’s Office, with support from the Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership.


New York

New York Civic Engagement Table

April 1, 2019| 6:30 pm

Newburgh Free Library

 Newburgh NY

Educational event for local organizations, elected officials, and community members to come together to learn about the importance of the census and ways they can support getting the word out in Newburgh.


New York Counts 2020

April 1, 2019

New York City

Starting in the morning volunteers will be handing out leaflets at several train stations across New York City to spread the word. Afterwards, our volunteers will go to local community commerce to  hang  New York Counts 2020 posters in their business as a way to engage businesses and inform them of the importance of a fair count as well as to sustain visibility. Finally, we will host a press conference in Brooklyn with remarks by Mayor de Blasio and will also host community forums in all five boroughs throughout the week.


North Carolina

NC Coalition for Change: Gaston County

April 1, 2019| 11 am

Eastridge Mall

Gastonia, NC

Census Recognition Day and Country Employee Pizza and Ice Cream Social. Informational booth at Eastridge Mall for community members.


NC Coalition for Change: Mecklenburg County

April 1, 2019| 2 pm 

Charlotte, NC

Ethnic Media Roundtable with remarks by Stacey Carless & Mecklenberg Co Manager to speak on Mecklenberg Co census preparations.


NC Coalition for Change: Wake County

April 1, 2019

Knightdale, NC

Community event with remarks by NC Counts and Mayor of Knightdale.



Voto Latino Oklahoma  

April 1, 2019

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK


April 1, 2019

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK




City of Austin

April 1, 2019

Dallas, TX

Press conference and rally held by the City of Austin on the 2020 Census.


City of Dallas

April 1, 2019| 10 am

Dallas, TX

The City of Dallas will display a countdown clock on our main webpage, issue a media release, and finally spread the word on Census 2020 via emails and social media.


Hidalgo County

April 1, 2019| 10 am

Hidalgo County Commissioners Courtroom

Edinubrg, TX

Hidalgo County will host a “One-Year-Away” News Conference at 10AM at the Hidalgo County Commissioners Courtroom in Edinburg.


City of San Antonio

April 1, 2019| 9 am

Central Public Library

San Antonio, TX

The City of San Antonio will host a press conference at the San Antonio Central Public Library on the 2020 Census.


Better Texas

April 1, 2019

Texas Statehouse

Austin, TX

2020 Census Day of Action: Texas Counts Press Conference at the Texas Capitol building with Better Texas and House & Senate bill sponsors for a State CCC. Here, we will discuss a digital engagement campaign plus a Texas House Resolution for Census Day.


Voto Latino El Paso & UTEP

April 1, 2019| 10am-2pm

Leech Grove, TX

Join University of Texas at El Paso for 202 Census Awareness Week Kick-Off Event! Kick-Off will include guest speakers, snacks, giveaways, and games.


Voto Latino San Antonio

April 1, 2019

St. Mary’s University




Voto Latino Whitewater 

April 1, 2019

University of Wisconsin 

Whitewater, WI




National League of Cities

April 1, 2019| 3pm

Brookings Institution

Washington, DC

On April 1, one year ahead of Census Day, the Metropolitan Policy Program, in partnership with the National League of Cities Institute, will explore key issues confronting Census 2020. Two panel discussions will probe the technical, political, and funding challenges facing the census at the national level, and how local leaders are forging strategic partnerships and bottom-up initiatives to ensure a complete and accurate count in their communities.


Voto Latino DC

April 1, 2019| 12-4 pm

Georgetown University, Red Square

Washington, DC


We The People

April 1, 2019| 8 am

Warner Theater

Washington, DC


U.S. Census Bureau

April 1, 2019| 11 am

National Press Club

Washington, DC

On April 1, 2019, Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham and Census Bureau leadership will brief the public on the status of operations and provide updates on the success of the integrated partnership and communication campaign. The Census Bureau will also be joined on stage by several organizations that highlight a handful of the partnerships that are key to ensuring a successful 2020 Census.



April 2


VOICES for Alabama's Children

April 2, 2019

Alabama Statehouse

Montgomery, AL
VOICES’ 2019 Child Advocacy Day will bring over 1000 children from around the state to the lawn of the Alabama State Capital for the annual Kids Count Rally to highlight the importance of counting children ahead of the 2020 Census. In addition, VOICES will host an Advocacy Breakfast prior to the rally where the proclamations will be displayed and attendees will hear from legislative leadership and a panel discussion featuring state agency heads centered around the state of children in Alabama.


Rhode Island Statewide Complete Count Committee

April 2, 2019| 3 pm

Rhode Island Statehouse

Providence, RI

RI Census Day of Action: informational event with elected officials, nonprofit organizations, state and municipal agencies, community leaders, and members of the public to raise awareness about the Census and Complete Count efforts underway in Rhode Island.

April 3


April 3, 2019| 11 am

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Springfield, IL

Join Forefront’s Illinois Count Me In 2020 Coalition for a day-long summit on Wednesday, April 3 in Springfield to connect and learn how to make sure our state’s 2020 Census count is fair and accurate. 

April 4

Massachusetts Census Equity Fund

April 4, 2019| 5 pm

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

City of Worcester Campaign Kickoff and Cultural Celebration hosted at the College of the Holy Cross.

Voto Latino UCLA 

April 1, 2019

University of California

Los Angeles, CA

Later April


April 22, 2019| 10 am

Los Angeles, CA

Contmos Contigo Census Campaign kick-off event with remarks by Executive director, Angelica Salas and local elected officials.