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Census Bureau Encourages Wyomingites to STOP THE KNOCK

The U.S. Census Bureau’s STOP THE KNOCK campaign is underway. It’s an effort to encourage Wyomingites to respond to the Census now to lessen the possibility of a Census employee knocking on their door this month to obtain Census responses.

Census takers will soon begin knocking on doors to follow up with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The door-to-door operation is scheduled to end on September 30.

Households can still respond now by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received, by responding online at 2020census.gov, or by phone at 844-330-2020. Households can also respond online or by phone in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more.

Please consider watching, sharing, and posting about the following things going on during the week: 


League of Women Voters of Colorado
Flag Day / 2020 Census Awareness PSA. 
Watch on Facebook Live on Thursday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. or catch the replay on their Facebook page. 

American Legion Post 1 in Denver is hosting their annual Flag Day ceremony at 10:00 a.m. under the leadership of Commander Tom Thayer.  The event will be recorded and shared with all of the Colorado American Legion posts via social media.  This event will feature a message from the Census Bureau to encourage all Veterans to respond to the 2020 Census.  

The 109th Annual Flag Day Celebration at Genesee Mountain, one of Denver's Mountain Parks will involve a short Census message, the pledge of allegiance and a brief prayer.  This is a partnership, for all 109 years, between the Daughters of the American Revolution, Peace Pipe Chapter (DAR) and Denver's Mountain Parks.  As is the tradition, a new flag will be provided by DAR and it will be raised on top of the mountain.  (Note: due to social distancing limitations, no in person attendance is permitted and a video of the event will be available afterward).

All libraries across Colorado, Montana and Wyoming are invited to join in hosting virtual story time events to teach children and families about the 2020 Census. Target dates: June 14-21, but any time this summer is welcome and appreciated! 

Scheduled Library Events:

Mills Library

Mills Library Reopening and 2020 Census Celebration, June 20, 2020 from 12:00-7:00 p.m. at the Mills Library, 717 5th Street, Mills, Wyoming.


Musicians, artists and businesses will gather on a global stage during the first ever Virtual Juneteenth Music Festival.  Hear the NAACP talk about why the 2020 Census is more important than ever and join the community to complete your Census Survey on the spot!  Thursday June 18th from 11am-8pm.
Thursday June 18th, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Email lee.a.morning@2020census.gov for more information.

Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival

World Refugee Day: Get Out the Count
Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Nature of the event: Census outreach workers in the refugee community will collaborate with the US Census Bureau to increase self-response! 

See the full event list HERE
Undercounted: Black Men Speak, a 3-part web series by Black Men Count to speak to the way many of us feel each day when we turn on the news. Join us on Monday, June 15 at 7pm on the Fair Count Facebook page live for the third and final episode where we will hear from Black men who are doing the day to day work in our communities.
Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. MT (Virtual Event)

The 2020 Census can be completed by phone in the following languages:

To help you respond, the Census Bureau also offers web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in Braille and large print.

Visit Language Support to learn more

Responses Rates in Natrona County
Natrona County - 51.20%

Bar Nunn-  55.20%
Casper - 57.30%
Edgerton - 14.20%
Evansville - 19.60%
Midwest - 18.70%
Mills - 23.40% 


Nearly 40% of Wyoming Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census!

Self-Respond NOW online, by phone or by mail

Cheyenne, WY -   Wyoming residents are generating new momentum in responding to the 2020 Census.  As of Tuesday, April 14, the statewide response rate for Wyoming is at 39.6 percent.  This represents a large increase in self-response for Wyoming; in fact California, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming were in a six-way tie for the highest daily total self-response rate in the nation on Monday, April 13.

For comparison, the national self-response rate is 48.6 percent.  One of the biggest challenges facing response rates in Wyoming is the fact that approximately 23 percent of residents live in an area designated as “Update Leave.”  Update Leave areas are part of a special operation for the Census Bureau and encompass rural locations that have city-style addresses but may use P.O. boxes to receive their mail, or it can be homes that contain rural route or highway contract route addresses. These locations have not yet received a formal 2020 Census invitation or paper questionnaire, which is contributing to the lower statewide self-response numbers.

Does this describe your situation?  Don’t Worry!  You can still respond online if:

·       You live at a home with a city-style address (ex: 510 Cowboy Way) but use a P.O. box to get your mail.  If that is you, we highly encourage you to go online TODAY and complete your questionnaire.  Simply go to www.my2020census.gov and click on "Start Questionnaire" and then click on the link underneath the ID field that reads, "If you do not have a Census ID, click here." 

The Census is asking Wyoming residents with non city-style addresses, like rural routes or highway contract routes, to please wait for their Census packet with ID to be dropped off at their home due to the complexity of these types of rural addresses.  The update leave operation is currently slated to resume in mid-June 2020 but is subject to change.  It is much more efficient and accurate for the Census Bureau to count residents with complex addresses when they use their Census ID to complete the questionnaire.

For areas getting into the competitive spirit, here are the latest self-response rates for our top 10 counties and cities in Wyoming:

State of Wyoming  - 39.6% Overall Self-Response Rate (Tuesday, April 14)


Use this MAP to track response rates in your local community!

If you have already received your invitation and/or paper questionnaire, residents can still respond online at https://2020census.gov/, by filling out their paper questionnaire and mailing it back, or by calling on the phone at 1-844-330-2020 (English). It has never been easier to respond on your own—all without having to meet a census taker.


 Respond TODAY  

Statistics in Schools Program

Statistics in Schools is a Census Bureau program that uses census statistics to create classroom materials for grades pre-K through 12.  Teachers and subject matter experts nationwide helped develop each SIS activity to make sure it is valuable and engaging. The SIS program is available now and includes more than 200 activities and resources in a variety of subjects.

 Why is the census important to schools?  Learn more here.

 Recently, every school superintendent in the country received a letter from Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham requesting help to raise awareness about the census and the importance of counting every person.

 Schools throughout the state have been asked to distribute a take-home flyer about the program during Statistics in Schools Week (March 2-6).  Additionally, we will be asking schools to hold some sort of census-related event (for example, essay contests or data challenges) during that week.

Your response matters.

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.


Materials to Share

Logos (in 13 languages), Flyers, Coloring Books, Drop-In Articles, Web Badges, Artwork, Videos, Educational Materials, Toolkits, and more. Let us know if you need help finding something!

· Wyoming 2020 Census Website

· Mail Contact Strategies Viewer - Plan for the mailings your area will receive when self-response for the 2020 Census begins.

· 2020 Census Outreach Materials -New materials are added frequently, and you can download the files yourself at any time.

· PSA Toolkit - The U.S. Census Bureau has a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to increase awareness and educate the public on the importance of the 2020 Census.

· 2020 Census Spanish Outreach Materials - New materials are added frequently, and you can download the files yourself at any time NOW IN SPANISH.

· Partnership Outreach Page - Find downloadablePDF's on many subjects including; Rural, Immigrant, LGBTQ, Migrant, Education, Counting Young, Health Care and more

· Library Pages - This page gives you Topics to choose from including 3345 separate publications, briefs and reports and a Fact Sheets section.

· The Newsroom - This page can give you very topical information and current press releases from the US Census Bureau.

· Sample QuestionnaireThis is a sample of the paper questionnaire that will be used during the 2020 Census.

· Sample Questionnaire in Spanish – This is a sample of the paper questionnaire that will be used during the 2020 Census in Spanish.

· 2020 Census Language Guides – Guides available in multiple languages to help respondents complete the 2020 Census.

· U.S. Census Bureau Approved Regional Materials – Updated weekly. If you would like any materials, let me know and we can email you the files.




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