The Importance of Counting Everyone in Border Communities in Census 2010<br />
Census 2010<br />What is Census 2010<br />Why is it so important?<br />Hard-to-Count populations<br />Border Communities C...
Frontera Asset Building Network<br />A coalition of 80+ organizations <br />Southwest Border of the United States<br />Hel...
2010 Census<br />The 2010 Census is a count of everyone residing in the United States<br />Everyone regardless of citizens...
How People are Counted<br />www.fabnetwork.org	Frontera Asset Building Network	5<br />Step 1: March 2010 households receiv...
You may not know…<br />4:1 - rate at which Latinos were more likely to be missed in Census 2000<br />$478 million - the es...
Important Reasons for Ensuring an Accurate Count in Your Community<br />Consequences of undercounting are significant<br /...
Border Area Population is Hard-to-Count <br />Many populations at high risk of not being counted: <br />Immigrants<br />Un...
Hard-to-Count Counties<br />www.fabnetwork.org	Frontera Asset Building Network	9<br />Census maps out strategy to count ha...
Hard-to-Count Counties Southwest Border Region<br />www.fabnetwork.org	Frontera Asset Building Network	10<br />California<...
In These Hard-to-Count Populations<br />Trust issues<br />Mistrust of government agencies<br />Fear<br />Language as a bar...
Being Counted is Easy<br /><ul><li>It’s important</li></ul>It’s easy<br />It’s safe <br />www.fabnetwork.org	Frontera Asse...
It’s Easy<br /><ul><li>10 questions – 10  minutes
In Spanish & English
Community-based Census Assistance Centers </li></ul>www.fabnetwork.org	Frontera Asset Building Network	13<br />
10 questions – 10  minutes<br />www.fabnetwork.org	Frontera Asset Building Network	14<br />
It’s Safe<br /><ul><li>Completely confidential
Individual information is safe & strongly protected by law</li></ul>Census Bureau staff cannot share information with anyo...
Some Important Messages<br />Everyone counts <br />It’s vital to participate in Census 2010<br />The Census is important f...
How Census Data Benefits Us<br />www.fabnetwork.org	Frontera Asset Building Network	17<br />From U.S. Census Bureau’s Tool...
Some Important Messages<br />It’s vital to participate in Census 2010<br />The Census is important for your community<br /...
By participating in the Census, you can help create a better future for you & those important to you.<br />www.fabnetwork....
www.fabnetwork.org	Frontera Asset Building Network	20<br />
Ensure a complete, accurate & just count in southwest Border communities<br />Partner & collaborate with national, regiona...
Border Communities Count Resources<br />Website<br />Census resources<br />Small grants<br />Outreach strategies<br />News...
FABN Small Grants<br />Deadline Dec 15, 2009<br />Census outreach for hard-to-count groups<br />Southwest Border states<br...
U.S. Census Bureau Resources<br />Website<br />Become a Partner<br />Complete Count Committee <br />Toolkits<br />Latinos<...
U.S. Census Partnership Sites<br />Denver <br />720-475-3670<br />Los Angeles <br />818-717-5820<br />Dallas<br />214-637-...
NALEO’s Ya Es Hora Campaign<br />Website<br />How to Complete the Cenus Form<br />Step-by-step guide<br />Toolkits<br />Sp...
Nonprofits Count<br />Website<br />Census Toolkit for Nonprofits<br />Fact Sheets<br />www.fabnetwork.org	Frontera Asset B...
Indian Country Counts<br />Website<br />Toolkit for Tribes<br />Cool T-shirts<br />Webinars & videos<br />News & updates<b...
Other National & Regional Resources<br />Leadership Conference on Civil Rights<br />California Complete Count<br />League ...
Our Biggest Resource<br />The trusted voices of grassroots nonprofit & other community-based groups<br />Directly connecti...
What You Can Do<br />Join the Border Community Counts initiative! <br />Stay updated with our Enews & Twitter<br />Become ...
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This presentation illustrates the importance of counting everyone, regardless of citizenship, in southwest Border communities in U.S. Census 2010. The slides explain why it is vital for municipalities, philanthropies and nonprofit groups to assist in ensuring an accurate and just count in the region including the potential federal funding lost through undercounting. And also provides information about financial and other resources available for local outreach through the Census Bureau and other initiatives.

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    1. 1. The Importance of Counting Everyone in Border Communities in Census 2010<br />
    2. 2. Census 2010<br />What is Census 2010<br />Why is it so important?<br />Hard-to-Count populations<br />Border Communities Count Campaign<br />Important messages<br />Resources<br />What we can do<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 2<br />
    3. 3. Frontera Asset Building Network<br />A coalition of 80+ organizations <br />Southwest Border of the United States<br />Helping working families <br />increase their income<br />stabilize their financial lives<br />build wealth <br />Frontera Asset Building Network www.fabnetwork.org3<br />
    4. 4. 2010 Census<br />The 2010 Census is a count of everyone residing in the United States<br />Everyone regardless of citizenship <br />must be counted<br />April 1, 2010 is Census Day<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 4<br />
    5. 5. How People are Counted<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 5<br />Step 1: March 2010 households receive Census form either by mail or in person.<br />Step 2: March-April 1 households complete the form & mail it back.<br />Step 3: April 1, 2010 is Census Day. Responses on the form should include everyone living at an address.<br />Step 4: April-July follow-up. Those who haven’t responded will be visited by a Census worker.<br />Step 5: Dec 31, 2010 the final results will be sent to the President.<br />
    6. 6. You may not know…<br />4:1 - rate at which Latinos were more likely to be missed in Census 2000<br />$478 million - the estimated amount of net federal funds lost to states from 2002-2012 due to undercounting in the 2000 Census<br />$1,200 to $2,200 per person – approximate federal funding Border communities currently receive related to 2000 Census count<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 6<br />
    7. 7. Important Reasons for Ensuring an Accurate Count in Your Community<br />Consequences of undercounting are significant<br />Federal funding<br />Voting rights<br />Economic development & private investment<br />Community services & infrastructure<br />Data for decisions<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 7<br />
    8. 8. Border Area Population is Hard-to-Count <br />Many populations at high risk of not being counted: <br />Immigrants<br />Undocumented persons<br />Families with young children<br />Families with mixed legal status<br />Transient or displaced families, such as homeless people, foreclosure victims, and migrant workers <br />Isolated communities - rural, colonias & Native American reservations<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 8<br />
    9. 9. Hard-to-Count Counties<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 9<br />Census maps out strategy to count hardest-to-get residents. USA TODAY 10-20-09<br />
    10. 10. Hard-to-Count Counties Southwest Border Region<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 10<br />California<br />Arizona<br />New Mexico<br />Texas<br />Adapted from Census Map USA TODAY 10-20-09<br />
    11. 11. In These Hard-to-Count Populations<br />Trust issues<br />Mistrust of government agencies<br />Fear<br />Language as a barrier<br />Tentative about filling out forms<br />Worried about where the information goes<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 11<br />
    12. 12. Being Counted is Easy<br /><ul><li>It’s important</li></ul>It’s easy<br />It’s safe <br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 12<br />
    13. 13. It’s Easy<br /><ul><li>10 questions – 10 minutes
    14. 14. In Spanish & English
    15. 15. Community-based Census Assistance Centers </li></ul>www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 13<br />
    16. 16. 10 questions – 10 minutes<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 14<br />
    17. 17. It’s Safe<br /><ul><li>Completely confidential
    18. 18. Individual information is safe & strongly protected by law</li></ul>Census Bureau staff cannot share information with anyone including federal & law enforcement entities<br />Stiff penalties for a breach<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 15<br />
    19. 19. Some Important Messages<br />Everyone counts <br />It’s vital to participate in Census 2010<br />The Census is important for your community<br />Benefits<br />Community impact<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 16<br />
    20. 20. How Census Data Benefits Us<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 17<br />From U.S. Census Bureau’s Toolkit for Reaching Latinos<br />
    21. 21. Some Important Messages<br />It’s vital to participate in Census 2010<br />The Census is important for your community<br />Benefits<br />Community impact<br />Safety<br />Confidentiality<br />Ease<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 18<br />
    22. 22. By participating in the Census, you can help create a better future for you & those important to you.<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 19<br />
    23. 23. www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 20<br />
    24. 24. Ensure a complete, accurate & just count in southwest Border communities<br />Partner & collaborate with national, regional & local groups<br />Reach those at high risk of not being counted<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 21<br />
    25. 25. Border Communities Count Resources<br />Website<br />Census resources<br />Small grants<br />Outreach strategies<br />News & updates<br />Twitter<br />Webinars & trainings<br />Technical assistance<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 22<br />
    26. 26. FABN Small Grants<br />Deadline Dec 15, 2009<br />Census outreach for hard-to-count groups<br />Southwest Border states<br />Up to $3,000<br />501c3 organizations<br />Be an official Census partner <br />Overlay outreach activities on existing programs<br />Complete all activities by March 30, 2010 <br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 23<br />
    27. 27. U.S. Census Bureau Resources<br />Website<br />Become a Partner<br />Complete Count Committee <br />Toolkits<br />Latinos<br />Immigrants<br />Migrant Workers<br />Questionnaire Assistance Centers<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 24<br />
    28. 28. U.S. Census Partnership Sites<br />Denver <br />720-475-3670<br />Los Angeles <br />818-717-5820<br />Dallas<br />214-637-9680<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 25<br />Southwest Border States<br />Census Bureau<br />1-866-928-2010 Spanish assistance<br />
    29. 29. NALEO’s Ya Es Hora Campaign<br />Website<br />How to Complete the Cenus Form<br />Step-by-step guide<br />Toolkits<br />Spanish/English information<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 26<br />
    30. 30. Nonprofits Count<br />Website<br />Census Toolkit for Nonprofits<br />Fact Sheets<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 27<br />
    31. 31. Indian Country Counts<br />Website<br />Toolkit for Tribes<br />Cool T-shirts<br />Webinars & videos<br />News & updates<br />Discussion boards<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 28<br />
    32. 32. Other National & Regional Resources<br />Leadership Conference on Civil Rights<br />California Complete Count<br />League of Women Voters<br />Asian American Justice Center<br />LULAC(League of United Latin American Citizens)<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 29<br />
    33. 33. Our Biggest Resource<br />The trusted voices of grassroots nonprofit & other community-based groups<br />Directly connecting with residents<br />Collaborating with you <br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 30<br />
    34. 34. What You Can Do<br />Join the Border Community Counts initiative! <br />Stay updated with our Enews & Twitter<br />Become a US Census Partner<br />Connect with local Complete Count Committee<br />Explore existing resources<br />Get active<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 31<br />
    35. 35. Outreach Strategies<br />Put information about the Census in newsletters & Enews<br />Place links to US Census & other resources on your web site<br />Host information events<br />Partner with regional & local groups to get the word out<br />Find ways to add Census outreach & education to your existing programs<br />Distribute information to all your contacts & clients – email, fliers, paycheck stuffers etc<br />Ask volunteers & staff to get the word out<br />Talk to local media about covering the Census<br />Get involved in big or small ways<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 32<br />
    36. 36. We all need to act together to make sure the Border region is counted fairly & accurately<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 33<br />
    37. 37. Thank You for Participating<br />Maria Markham<br />Frontera Asset Building Network<br />Census 2010 Coordinator<br />info@fabnetwork.org<br />202-486-8813<br /> <br />Follow FABN online:<br />Website | Census Information | Twitter | E-news<br />Building strong financial futures for <br />working families in the Southwest Border<br /> <br />LET’S MAKE<br />www.fabnetwork.org Frontera Asset Building Network 34<br />

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