Complete Count Commission

On April 1, 2020, a census mandated by the U.S. Constitution will be taken. The Virginia Complete Count Commission was established to serve as a trusted voice and resource to educate, empower, and engage communities to ensure that all of the diverse voices in the Commonwealth of Virginia are counted in the 2020 Census.

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Viewpoint: What Businesses Can do for the 2020 Census

bizjournals.com
July 1, 2019

The importance of the 2020 Census cannot be overstated.

For every Virginian who is not counted, the state/region loses $2,000 per year for 10 years, or $20,000 total per person, in federal assistance program allocations. The sheer scope of the potential loss in federal financial support is alarming and imposes an urgency upon our efforts. 

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Metropolitan Washington Region Mobilizes “Get Out the Count” Effort in Advance of the 2020 Census

princewilliamliving.com
June 4, 2019

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, United Way of the National Capital Area, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, and 12 regional partners will convene on June 6 to share strategies for ensuring a complete and accurate 2020 Census.

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2020 Census Volunteers Needed

thezebra.org
June 3, 2019

The City of Alexandria is seeking residents to assist with the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee by volunteering for 2020 Census-related events and activities that will encourage residents to participate in the upcoming Census

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2020 Census: Why counting all kids is crucial for Virginia Shore

Delmarva.com
May 29, 2019

Bill O’Hare, president of O’Hare Data and Demographic Services, LLC, told the room full of attendees at Eastern Shore Community College that children ages 0-4 were the group most undercounted in the 2010 Census, and children ages 5-9 were the next most undercounted group, according to a demographic analysis.

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City Council discusses economic development plan, upcoming census

Virginia Gazette
May 6, 2019

City Council reviewed long-term economic development strategies for the city and discussed how best to improve response rates among city residents in the upcoming 2020 census at its work session Monday.

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Preparing for the 2020 Census: Complete Count Committees

Virginia Association of Counties
May 3, 2019

The 2020 Census is less than a year away! A great way to help ensure a successful count of all Virginians is to channel the energy, creative thinking, and social ties already existing within your community by creating a Complete Count Committee.

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Saltville gets jump start on census

SWVA Today
April 6, 2019

Saltville area residents will soon be hearing information from their fellow citizens about the 2020 Census and some will have the opportunity to earn money while counting those who live in the community.

A committee of Saltville area residents chosen for the census committee will undergo training later this month in order to help spread the word and answer questions about the upcoming census. Those hired to collect information will begin their work in June.

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Loudoun’s Census Complete Count Committee Starts Works

Loudoun Now
April 2, 2019

Loudoun’s 20-member Complete Count Committee was developed according to guidelines from the U.S. Census Bureau, which is preparing for the decennial census as mandated in the Constitution. It is tasked with getting as many people as possible counted, especially in hard-to-reach and historically under-counted populations, including underprivileged and immigrant populations.

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Northam announces Census Awareness Day

Augusta Free Press
March 30, 2019

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation recognizing Monday, April 1, 2019 as Census Awareness Day in Virginia, and marking the one-year countdown to the 2020 Census.

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With a year until the census, Virginia groups prep for hard-to-reach populations

Richmond Times Dispatch
March 29, 2019

Millions of dollars in federal funding, right-sized schools and local services, and possibly another Virginia seat in the U.S. House of Representatives depend on an accurate census count of Virginia’s residents.

The count takes place a year from Monday — April 1, 2020 — when the federal Census Bureau is hoping to count “everyone once, only once, and in the right place,” in what will be the country’s largest domestic mobilization effort.

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With millions at stake, Virginia aims to make sure 2020 census counts everyone in the state

13NewsNow
December 18, 2018

Governor Northam signed Executive Order 27 on Tuesday to improve the participation and representation of all Virginians in the 2020 Census.

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Gov. Northam signs executive order creating ‘Virginia Complete Count Commission

Daily Press
December 18, 2018

Gov. Ralph Northam has proposed $1.5 million for the commission to do its work, which Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson said would involve a public education campaign. The money will be spent if the General Assembly approves it in the 2019 session.

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Gilbert Bland & Jonathan Zur: Accurate census invaluable to Virginia

The Virginian Pilot
April 7, 2019

Monday was Census Awareness Day, marking one year until the 2020 Census begins. Conducted every 10 years since 1790, the census provides important data that informs many local, state and federal decisions.

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Margaret Nimmo Holland column: Counting everyone is crucial: Why the 2020 Census matters to Virginia

Richmond Times Dispatch
March 30, 2019

The next 12 months are an important time in our civic life: We are preparing for the 2020 Census! Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau embarks on the major undertaking of counting each person living in the United States, whether child or adult.

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Gearing up for the Fourth and more

Dickenson Star
July 3, 2019

A large crowd gathered at the Jettie Baker Center in Clintwood on Friday night, June 28, for the “Songs of ‘69” tribute for the “50 Years of Love” celebrating Virginia is for Lovers Slogan. Dora Wallace, director of the Jettie Baker Center, put together a great show with local talented singers performing songs from ’69.

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RHV: 18 US Census

Virginia Rural Health Association
July 5, 2019

What can you do to make sure tax dollars and other resources are allocated to your community?  Join my conversation with Dr. Carah Ong Whaley, Associate Director at the James Madison University Center for Civic Engagement.

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Letter: Citizenship data 101

The Virginian Pilot
July 18, 2019

The issue of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census has been in the news recently. A few aspects of the issue don’t seem to be well-understood. First, the Census Bureau already collects citizenship data on a regular basis via the American Community Survey which collects data from about 3.5 million households every year.

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Governor Northam Announces Virginia to Dedicate Additional Funding for 2020 Census

Office of Governor Ralph Northam
July 23, 2019

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that he has identified state resources to support education and outreach efforts by the Virginia Complete Count Commission to improve the participation and representation of all communities in the 2020 Census. The governor made the announcement at the Riverside Regional Medical Center, where the Northam administration also held a community townhall to discuss questions about the upcoming census.

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Gov. Northam meets with Virginia congressional delegation

Augusta Free Press
July 31, 2019

Gov. Ralph Northam met Thursday with members of Virginia’s bipartisan congressional delegation for the second annual gathering since he took office in 2018.

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Making Northern Virginia Count in 2020

Prince William Living
July 31, 2019

The more things change in America, the more they stay the same. One such timeless practice is the United States Census. More than 200 years ago, Article One of the United States Constitution was written to specify that the federal government must count the national population at least once every ten years. And the execution of a regular census has continued without interruption to this day.

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Editorial: For the census, fiscal impact comes first

Richmond Times Dispatch
July 17, 2019

The federal government sent a test letter in preparation for the 2020 Census.

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Extra Census Help For Virginia

WRVA
July 23, 2019

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that he has identified state resources to support education and outreach efforts by the Virginia Complete Count Commission to improve the participation and representation of all communities in the 2020 Census. The governor made the announcement at the Riverside Regional Medical Center, where the Northam administration also held a community townhall to discuss questions about the upcoming census

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Governor Northam: Virginia to dedicate additional funds for 2020 census

13 ABC News Now
July 23, 2019

Governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday announced funds will be allocated to improve the participation and representation of all communities in the 2020 Census.

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Northam announces additional resources for Census efforts

CBS 19
July 23, 2019

State resources have been identified that will support education and outreach efforts by the Virginia Complete Count Commission to improve participation in the upcoming U.S. Census. Governor Ralph Northam announced the resources Tuesday. According to a release, the resources will also be used to improve the representation of all of Virginia's communities.

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Northam Announces Extra Money for Census Outreach

US News
July 23, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he's found $1.5 million in state money to spend on outreach efforts for the 2020 Census. The Democratic governor announced Tuesday he's authorized using money from the state's Economic Contingency Fund for the census effort.

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Northam says he's applying $1.5 million from contingency fund to census

The Roanoke Times
July 23, 2019

After state lawmakers rejected his funding request toward the state’s census efforts, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he plans to tap the state’s economic emergency coffers to fund that work.

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Virginia to dedicate additional funding for 2020 Census

Augusta Free Press
July 23, 2019

Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that he has identified state resources to support education and outreach efforts by the Virginia Complete Count Commission to improve the participation and representation of all communities in the 2020 Census.

The governor made the announcement at the Riverside Regional Medical Center, where the Northam administration also held a community townhall to discuss questions about the upcoming census.

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Census data: Graying of Virginia, and nation, continues

Inside NOVA
July 24, 2019

Localities across the area already have started to ramp up efforts for the 2020 federal census.

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Northam says he’ll shift up to $1.5 million to help the census count every Virginian

The Virginian Pilot
July 23, 2019

After the Republican-led state Senate voted not to spend any extra money to ensure every resident gets counted in the 2020 census, Virginia’s Democratic governor says he’s found some more cash to do just that.

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Virginia Governor Finds $1.5 Million for Census Outreach

Delmarva Public Radio
July 24, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he's found $1.5 million in state money to spend on outreach efforts for the 2020 Census. The Democratic governor announced Tuesday he's authorized using money from the state's Economic Contingency Fund for the census effort.

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Arlington school officials to be active in county census efforts

Inside NOVA
July 27, 2019

Arlington Public Schools will partner with the county government in making sure all local residents are counted in the 2020 federal census.

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O'Connor: Make sure you get counted in 2020

The Roanoke Times
July 31, 2019

O’Connor is Executive Director of the Virginia Rural Health Association and member of the Virginia Complete Count Commission.

Fewer than 10 months from now, the people of this nation will have the once in a decade chance to be counted alongside the hundreds of millions of other folks who call America home.

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Census workers conducting field data collection in Bedford

WFXR Fox
August 5, 2019

To prepare for the upcoming 2020 census, workers will be conducting field data collection activity in and around Bedford through October 11, 2019.

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Census representatives begin work in Roanoke

WFXR Fox
August 8, 2019

Representatives from the Census Bureau have begun Address Canvassing across the country, including in Roanoke.

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Ahead of Census 2020 address canvassing, Roanoke officials share tips to avoid scams

WSLS 10 News
August 8, 2019

Representatives working for Census 2020 have started canvassing in Roanoke.

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Address canvassing begins for 2020 Census

WDBJ7 News
August 9, 2019

Work is already starting on the 2020 Census, and this week both Roanoke and Roanoke County advised residents that census workers could soon be knocking on their doors.

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Editorial: Accurate census count critical for Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot
August 12, 2019

Virginian lawmakers may not want to spend extra state money to encourage residents to participate in next year’s census, but Gov. Ralph Northam has come up with a good plan to work around that bad decision.

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Editorial: A complete count

Richmond Times Dispatch
August 21, 2019

On Wednesday, the Virginia Complete Count Commission held its monthly meeting at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond. Established by Gov. Ralph Northam last December, the body brings together up to 40 voices with diverse backgrounds from across the state to “serve as a conduit” between the U.S. Census Bureau and Virginia.

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Opinion/Editorial: Make census as effective as possible

The Daily Progress
August 23, 2019

On Aug. 21, the Virginia Complete Count Commission held its monthly meeting at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond. Established by Gov. Ralph Northam last December, the body brings together up to 40 voices with diverse backgrounds from across the state to “serve as a conduit” between the U.S. Census Bureau and Virginia.

 

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Editorial: Counting our children

Richmond Times Dispatch
August 27, 2019

With less than a year to go, outreach efforts for the 2020 census are underway. And, rightfully so, accuracy is paramount and time is of the essence.

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There’s this 2020 Census event in Newport News you might want to attend

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
September 3, 2019

The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, the NAACP and the Virginia Complete Count Commission are having an information session about the 2020 Census on Wednesday.

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Virginia needs a complete census count

SWVA Today
August 28, 2019

As the 2020 census approaches, Virginia is taking extra steps to ensure its communities are ready to participate.

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Capitol Chat: Virginia's Head Count

Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 7, 2019

The 2020 census is fast approaching. It will determine Virginia’s slice of the federal budget and congressional and legislative representation. Gov. Ralph Northam says all Virginia residents should be counted. And he’s named a commission to make sure they are. One of its members, Julian Walker, talks about the commission’s work.