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Planning Secretary McCord on the Lower Shore Promoting a Strong Finish to Census on Saturday

Maryland Department of Planning Secretary Rob McCord joined the Salisbury-Wicomico Complete Count Committee’s (CCC) Census Roadshow in Pittsville on Saturday morning, September 12. The roadshow was held at Pittsville Elementary & Middle School as part of the Lower Shore’s One-Stop-Shop Resource Fairs. Secretary McCord and the CCC were on hand to inform visitors about the Census and provide an opportunity for them to complete their form onsite. 

View This Event at the Salisbury-Wicomico 2020 Census Facebook Page

Planning Secretary McCord on the Lower Shore Promoting a Strong Finish to Census on Saturday
Secretary Robert McCord

Podcast: The Importance of the Census with Secretary McCord

The Census is more than a once-every-10-years population count. In their weekly podcast, the Office of the Comptroller talked with State Planning Secretary Robert McCord to learn how the Census determines the amount of federal funding Maryland gets and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted collection efforts (Secretary McCord discusses this year’s Census starting at the 6:50 minute mark through 29:20).

Listen to the Podcast


Veterans and the Census

Veterans and the Census: A Virtual Town Hall

Recorded: Secretary George Owings, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, and Secretary Robert McCord, Maryland Department of Planning, held a webinar on September 17 to address veterans about the importance of a complete count in the 2020 Census to Maryland’s veterans.

View the Recording of Veterans and the Census: A Virtual Town Hall


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12 Days Left Until Census Ends!

Countdown to Census Deadline

The Census can still be completed online, by phone, or by mail. Click here to fill out your Census.


Take Action Today For Our Future

2020 Census Affects Our Schools
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: September 17, 2020

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: September 17

The 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) estimated there were 305.1 million citizens and 22.1 million non-citizens in the U.S. About 277.1 million citizens were born in the U.S. View Stats from the ACS


 

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day: September 22

National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 3 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date. See Voting Trends in America, 1964-2014


 

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2020

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sep. 15-Oct. 15

The 2018 American Community Survey estimated the U.S. population at 327,167,439 which includes 59,763,631 (about 18.3 percent) who identified as Hispanic or Latino. View Stats from the ACS

See Hispanic Weekend of Action, September 18-20


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Congratulations to our Census Champions!

Six Named Maryland Census Champions - Each Help Make a Difference in Our Complete Count

Our champions this week are: 

  • Harry Freeman, Anne Arundel County
  • Dr. Sudha Haley, Calvert County
  • Walkiria Pool, Prince George’s County and Co-chair, Maryland Complete Count Committee
  • Kyrthlyn Rhoda, Prince George’s County
  • Chief Jesse Swann, Piscataway Conoy Tribe
  • Senator Mary Washington, District 43, Baltimore City

Maryland Census Champion is a person or group that has gone above and beyond in spreading the Census message in their community.  Census Champions have devised innovative ways to get their community engaged in completing the 2020 Census. The individual or group being nominated could be a member of a local complete count committee, a faith leader, a business leader/owner, or even someone in the community making a difference. Recipients of the Census Champion will be highlighted in this newsletter, on social media, and on the Maryland 2020 Census Champions web page.

Download the Census Champion Nomination form and nominate a champion in your community today.


Harry Freeman

Harry Freeman

Anne Arundel County leaders did not know how lucky they would be when Harry Freeman agreed to chair the county’s complete count committee (CCC).  Harry was the perfect person to lead the Anne Arundel Census effort. He is an organizer, recruiter, motivator, reporter, writer, spokesperson, interpreter, advocate, and a volunteer. He brought together and challenged an amazing group of individuals on the CCC. When the committee experienced staff turnover, he picked up the slack and when the pandemic hit, and many CCC members had to divert their attention elsewhere, Harry pushed through with a renewed sense of urgency knowing the COVID response was a real-time example of why an accurate count matters for communities. He took vacation time from his full-time job to distribute flyers at meal sites in hard-to-reach areas, attend meetings and events, and deliver materials. As a single-parent, he’d occasionally have to update the County Executive’s staff while keeping his son connected to school. Harry is a cheerleader, manager, and doer. His substantial volunteer hours and commitment to the Census and Anne Arundel County communities is immeasurable.


Dr. Sudha Haley

Dr. Sudha Haley

Dr. Sudha Haley exhibits all of the characteristics of a true leader —organization, encouragement, optimism, integrity, confidence, and honesty. Dr. Haley showed all of these when the Calvert County Complete Count Committee faced the challenges that COVID-19 posed in attaining its goal of 90% participation in the 2020 Census. She attended numerous meetings outside of the actual committee setting and assisted in organizing the hugely successful AARP Maryland Statewide 2020 Census Forum. Her commitment to empowering a diverse community and to achieving social justice is unparalleled. Dr. Haley’s experience in numerous employment roles and personal situations was a blessing to the members of the committee.


Walkiria Pool

Walkiria Pool

Not only has Walkiria Pool served as a Co-chair of Maryland’s Complete Count Committee, she has been a steadfast ambassador for the Census. Walkiria has worked tirelessly in communities, especially those in historically hard-to-count areas and in the Hispanic community, to increase self-response rates. Her efforts expand to thousands who listen to her Facebook Live shows during which she promotes Census efforts and encourages listeners to complete their forms. Her enthusiasm and passion to help others understand the importance of the Census is obvious to all who hear her speak on the topic.


Kyrthlyn Rhoda

Kyrthlyn Rhoda

Kyrthlyn Rhoda reached out to the Maryland Department of Planning for assistance in her endeavor to increase the self-response rate for the city of Seat Pleasant, Maryland where she is heading up Census efforts and serves as the grants manager. Kyrthlyn is determined to do whatever she can to promote the Census to this Prince George’s County community and get as many city residents as she can to complete their forms. She has worked diligently to get the Planning’s “Did You Know” Census cards printed and distributed to schools and other organizations in the area with the hopes of boosting the city’s numbers before the deadline. She continues to think of creative ways to improve Seat Pleasant’s response rate and is tireless in her outreach and efforts on behalf of the Census.


Chief Jess Swann

Chief Jesse Swann

Chief Jesse Swann has been informing, educating, and encouraging members of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe to complete the Census and to specifically indicate their tribal affiliation. The Piscataway Conoy Tribe sought state recognition for many years and the 2020 Census should now accurately reflect its members. This was an important mission since in past decennial Censuses, tribal members had to identify as other races. Chief Jesse Swann has organized and offered any assistance needed to complete the Census as early as possible. He also had members respond back to him when they completed their forms to help him track tribal members’ response rates. He recognizes the significance and high priority of this year’s Census and the future resources that will be distributed using this data. Chief Swann acted immediately and has done diligent follow up to ensure everyone was counted throughout this great state.


Senator Mary Washington

Senator Mary Washington

Senator Mary Washington, who represents District 43 in Baltimore City, has led the Maryland Senate in ensuring that the 2020 Census is a top priority. Her efforts have helped to ensure that the Get Out the Count efforts have reached all across the state. Senator Washington spearheaded a virtual effort to engage all members of the Maryland Senate and shared resources and information about the Census to support them in getting out the count. She has also led events and coordinated efforts in her home district, to reach historically undercounted communities. Senator Washington has been an active member of the Maryland Complete Count Committee and has lent her expertise and background to provide critical input in Maryland and to ensure a complete and full count.


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In This Issue

  1. Planning Secretary McCord on the Lower Shore Promoting a Strong Finish to Census on Saturday
  2. Podcast: The Importance of the Census with Secretary McCord
  3. Veterans and the Census: A Virtual Town Hall, Recorded September 17
  4. Six Named Maryland Census Champions Making a Difference in Our Complete Count
  5. As of September 18, Maryland Self-Response Rate at 70.2 Percent
  6. Congratulations to These Municipalities that Exceeded Their 2010 Response Rate in the 2020 Census This Week
  7. Hispanic Weekend of Action
  8. Carroll County Holds Ice Cream Social to Encourage Latino Community to Take U.S. Census
  9. September is National Recovery Month
  10. Havre de Grace 2020 Census Count Has Begun!
  11. Time is Running Out to Respond to the 2020 Census: The Time to Act is Now
  12. Wicomico County Leaders Make Final Push to Get Residents Counted for the 2020 Census
  13. Cultural and Civic Celebrations! Classrooms Powered by Census Data
  14. Weekly Pulse: Household and Small Business Pulse Survey Updates
  15. More Young Adults Lived with Their Parents in 2019
  16. Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2019
  17. Our View: With Events Like Sunday’s Ice Cream Social, Census Committee Has Helped Ensure All of Carroll County is Counted | Baltimore Sun Commentary
  18. 2020 Census Special Operations to Count People Experiencing Homelessness Begins Next Week
  19. Census 2020: Everyone Must Be Counted
  20. Share This Image on Your Social Media
  21. Deadline Quickly Approaches for 2020 Census
  22. Census Maryland 2020 Social Media

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Upcoming Meetings and Events


For further details, go to the Maryland Census 2020 Events page

Celebrate Maryland Hispanic Census Weekend
Sep. 18-20See Flyer
Hispanic Census Week in Salisbury
Sep. 21-25See Flyer
Cecil County CCC Meeting - VirtualSep. 2111:30 a.m.
Baltimore City CCC Meeting - VirtualSep. 2410:00 a.m.

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As of September 18, Maryland Self-Response Rate at 70.2 Percent

As of September 18, Maryland’s self-response rate for the 2020 Census is 70.2 percent, while the national average is 66.0 percent. Maryland is in 10th place in the U.S. and just 0.3% behind #7 Virginia. Maryland remains 2nd in the region, behind only Virginia at 70.5 percent. Maryland is ahead of Pennsylvania (68.7 percent), Delaware (63.9 percent), the District of Columbia (62.6 percent), and West Virginia (55.9 percent).

Carroll (81.2 percent and tied for number 24 in the entire U.S. out of 3,200+ counties), Howard (80.1 percent, tied for 34), Frederick (77.9 percent) and Harford (77.8 percent) counties are leading the state.  Twenty-three Maryland counties/jurisdictions have achieved self-response rates of over 50 percent and 16 counties’ rates exceed the national average. Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester (new this week), Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, St. Mary’s, Talbot and Washington counties have all exceeded their 2010 self-response rates.

View Maryland County and Municipality Response Rates at the MDP’s Census 2020 Response Rate At-A-Glance Dashboard

September 18, 2020

The Maryland Department of Planning’s
Census Response at a Glance by County

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Congratulations to These Municipalities that Exceeded Their 2010 Response Rate in the 2020 Census This Week

Dorchester County

City of Frederick and Pittsville

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Hispanic Weekend of Action

Celebrate Maryland Hispanic Census Weekend

See the flyers for this weekend of Census awareness to the Hispanic community in Maryland.

Celebrate Maryland Hispanic Census Weekend

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Carroll County Holds Ice Cream Social to Encourage Latino Community to Take U.S. Census

The Carroll County Complete Count Committee held an ice cream social outreach event on Sunday, September 13, 2020, focused on increasing the count of Latinos on Sunday afternoon at Dutterer Park. Residents who completed a Census form, with the help of volunteers, received a free ice cream from The Cow truck.

Read Full Article at the Carroll County Times

Carroll County Holds Ice Cream Social to Encourage Latino Community to Take U.S. Census

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September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. Everyone counts and Maryland wants to count everyone. Did you know that Census data helps fund important programs for psychological and addiction services? Responding to the Census changes, and even saves, lives. We’re asking for your help - complete the Census today at 2020Census.gov.

Watch the Video from Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Below

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford on Recovery Month

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Havre de Grace 2020 Census Count Has Begun!

The 2020 Census count has begun, and it is very important for everyone in Harford County to participate. Let’s get counted today!

Read Full Article at the Havre de Grace Patch

Havre de Grace 2020 Census Count Has Begun!

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Time is Running Out to Respond to the 2020 Census: The Time to Act is Now

Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, join Census Bureau partners nationwide in reminding your network that time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census.

Read Full Article at the U.S. Census Bureau

Time is Running Out to Respond to the 2020 Census: The Time to Act is Now

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Wicomico County Leaders Make Final Push to Get Residents Counted for the 2020 Census

Officials in Wicomico County are making one last push to get everyone counted in the 2020 U.S. Census. “We are approaching our September 30th deadline and we want to make sure we get everyone counted,” said Carter. Wicomico County’s Planning, Zoning and Community Development Director Lori Carter says they have yet to surpass their 2010 response rate by one percent. “What that means is we’re going to lose funding if we don’t get everyone counted,” said Carter.

Read Full Article at WMDT TV 47

Wicomico County Leaders Make Final Push to Get Residents Counted for the 2020 Census

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Cultural and Civic Celebrations! Classrooms Powered by Census Data

Statistics in Schools brings school subjects to life using real-world Census Bureau data to create materials for use year after year at all grade levels. Back to school? We’ve got your back! Whether you are in a classroom or teaching remotely, there’s a lot to observe and reflect on in September– from the signing of the Constitution to Hispanic Heritage Month and Voter Registration Day. This month, explore free fun-filled resources in honor of these events. Celebrate Constitution Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, and National Voter Registration Day.

Read Full Article at the U.S. Census Bureau

Cultural and Civic Celebrations

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Weekly Pulse: Household and Small Business Pulse Survey Updates

The U.S. Census Bureau is in a unique position to produce data on the social and economic effects of COVID-19 on American households and small businesses.

Based on responses collected August 19 through August 31, the Household Pulse Survey estimates that during the COVID-19 pandemic: 26.2% of American adults expect someone in their household to experience a loss in employment income in the next 4 weeks.

Based on responses collected August 30 through September 5, the Small Business Pulse Survey estimates that: 31.8% of U.S. small businesses have experienced a large negative effect from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Explore Data at the U.S. Census Bureau

Weekly Pulse: Household and Small Business Pulse Survey Updates

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More Young Adults Lived with Their Parents in 2019

Estimated 17.8% of Adults Ages 25 to 34 Lived in Their Parents’ Household Last Year. A Pew Research Center report based on data from the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS) showed that nearly half of 18- to 29-year-olds in the United States were living with one or both of their parents in March 2020. Data released from the 2020 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) allows us to examine how such shared living arrangements affect the poverty rates of these individuals and their families.

Read Full Article at the U.S. Census Bureau

More Young Adults Lived with Their Parents in 2019

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Income, Poverty and Health Insurance
Coverage in the United States: 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that median household income in 2019 increased 6.8% from 2018, and the official poverty rate decreased 1.3 percentage points. Meanwhile the percentage of people with health insurance coverage for all or part of 2019 was 92.0% and 8.0% of people, or 26.1 million, did not have health insurance at any point during 2019, according to the 2020 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC).

Read Full Article at the U.S. Census Bureau

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2019

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Our View: With Events Like Sunday’s Ice Cream Social, Census Committee Has Helped Ensure All of Carroll County is Counted|COMMENTARY

We’ve used this space several times in 2020 to encourage Carroll countians to participate in the Census, the once-a-decade nationwide count of the United States’ population. Getting an accurate count is important because so much federal funding is dependent upon how many people live in a certain area. The figure has been cited repeatedly, but it’s worth mentioning one last time: Carroll will receive some $18,500 over the next 10 years for each person counted. “It’s used for decision-making purposes and funding for critical areas such as education, housing, transportation, health care and congressional representation,” Lynda Eisenberg, the county’s planning director, said in the spring. “And we’re in a redistricting year, so it’s critical to get the correct count.”

Read Full Article at the Carroll County Times

With Events Like Sunday’s Ice Cream Social, Census Committee Has Helped Ensure All of Carroll County is Counted

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2020 Census Special Operations to Count People Experiencing Homelessness Begins Next Week

The U.S. Census Bureau will begin the special operations to count people experiencing homelessness in communities across the country on Sept. 22. Specially trained census takers will count people Sept. 22-24 at shelters, soup kitchens and mobile food van stops in an operation called Service-Based Enumeration (SBE). Census takers will count people who live outdoors, in transit stations, and at other locations where people are known to sleep in an operation called Targeted Non-Sheltered Outdoor Locations (TNSOL).

Read Full Article at the U.S. Census Bureau

2020 Census Workers to Count Population Experiencing Homelessness in September

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Census 2020: Everyone Must Be Counted

By now, over 90% of households have been counted in the 2020 Census. Census takers are visiting every household that has not already responded to make sure all households are counted. If you haven’t responded yet, it’s not too late. You can respond online at 2020census.gov, by phone, or by mail. If a census taker comes to your home, please cooperate. Your community needs your response.

See Everyone Must Be Counted

Everyone Must Be Counted in the 2020 Census

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You can share the image below by clicking on it or go the Census Social Media page to download images you can share with your followers.

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Deadline Quickly Approaches for 2020 Census

We are just weeks away from the end of the 2020 Census and the Washington D.C. response rate is lower than the national self-response rate. The self-response rate in Washington D.C. is 62.6 percent, while the national self-response rate sits at 66.0 percent. The Census is working to get residents across the country to respond as they faced many challenges. The date was pushed up a month sooner than previously announced by the US Census Bureau. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and other services use to support our community. “For things like emergency services and school lunch programs, all of those things are based on the 2020 Census,” said Virginia Hyer, Chief of the Public Relations Branch, U.S. Census Bureau.

Read Full Article and Watch Video at LocalDVM.com

Deadline Quickly Approaches for 2020 Census

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September 12: Salisbury-Wicomico 2020 Census · Our Census Roadshow team was at Pittsville this morning and were joined by Maryland Department of Planning Secretary Robert McCord & Wicomico County Acting County Executive/Director of Administration John Psota!

September 14: Caroline County Census Complete Count Committee · Did you know that the 2020 Census affects funding and representation for our community’s schools, roads, and health services for the next 10 years? Help your family, friends and others you know to respond

September 14: Congrats to The City of Frederick on surpassing your Census 2010 Self-Response Rate! Let’s keep it up Frederick County, MD!

September 14: Salisbury-Wicomico 2020 Census · With only 16 Days left for Census responses, Yesterday Lori and Jesse did an interview with 47ABC reporter Camila Fernandez on the efforts the CCC has done and how we are pushing to surpase our 2010 Response Rate

September 16: Census 2020 - Montgomery County, MD

September 17: Congrats to Dorchester County on surpassing your Census 2010 Self-Response Rate! Let’s keep it up Dorchester County, MD!

September 17: Happy Constitution Day! Did you know the Census is mentioned in the Constitution? Help us finish strong! #13daysleft

September 18: Congrats Pittsville, Maryland on surpassing your 2010 Census Self-Response! Lets keep it up Salisbury-Wicomico 2020 Census!!


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