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  • July 24, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Five Named Maryland Census Champions; Maryland Department of Planning Holds Virtual Meeting with State Faith Leaders in Advance of Census Weekend of Action July 24-26; Final 2020 Census Reminder Postcards to Arrive Before Nationwide Rollout of Census Takers Visiting Homes; Congratulations to These Municipalities that Exceeded Their 2010 Response Rate in the 2020 Census This Week; More...
  • July 17, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Five Named Maryland Census Champions; Census Takers to Start Follow Up with Non-responding Households in Select Locations; Census Bureau Launches Mobile Questionnaire Assistance to Help People Respond Online to the 2020 Census; Local Complete Count Committee Outreach Highlights: Caroline and Frederick counties; More...
  • July 10, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Five Named Maryland Census Champions; 2020 Census Begins In-Person Count of People Living in Group Quarters; County Complete Count Committee Outreach Highlights: Allegany and Montgomery counties; Nonprofit View: Community counting on everyone to fill out census; More...
  • July 2, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Happy Independence Day; Four Named Maryland Census Champions Making a Difference in Our Complete Count; County Complete Count Committee Outreach Highlights: Baltimore and Wicomico counties; Census Response In Harford County Is 3rd Highest In Maryland; Baltimore County Census Undercount Could Leave Millions On Table; More...​
  • June 26, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Three Named Maryland Census Champions Making a Difference in Our Complete Count; County Complete Count Committee Outreach Highlights: St. Mary's and Carroll counties; Census Bureau Plans to Send Additional 2020 Census Reminder Before Census Takers Visit; More...​
  • June 19, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Congratulations to our Census Champions!
    Three Named; County Complete Count Committee Outreach Highlights:
    Calvert and Howard counties; espite Coronavirus, Maryland’s Census Response Rate Is Higher Than Expected; More...​
  • June 12, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Congratulations to our Census Champions!
    Two Named; Congratulations to Maryland's Municipalities That Have Exceeded Their 2010 Response Rate for Census 2020; Planning Secretary Spoke to the Maryland Latino Census Coalition About Maryland Finishing Strong in the Census; More...​
  • June 5, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Four Named Maryland Census Champions Make a Difference in Our Complete Count; Top 10 Programs Funded in Maryland by the Census; Latest Partner Video: Secretary of Aging Rona Kramer Suspended and Encourages Complete Census Count; More...​​
  • May 29, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Maryland Census Champion Recognition Program  Launches​; Local Partners Create Engaging Videos to Encourage Complete Census Count; Be an Advocate for Truth: Set the Record Straight on the Census; More...​
  • May 22, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Planning Holds Second Round of Regional Complete Count Committee Virtual Meetings; Carroll County Leads State in Census; Maryland CCC Co-chair Walkiria Pool Radio Interview with Kevin Andrade from Maxima 95.3 on Eastern Shore; More...​
  • May 15, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Planning Continues to Reach Out to Rural Families Through Partnership With Counties' School Lunch Distribution,Helping Our Nation’s Military and Veteran Communities Get the Support They Deserve; Statistics in Schools Program Offers Free Resources to Keep Kids Learning Amid School Closures; Pepco Sends Census Message to Its Maryland Customers; More...​
  • May 11, 2020: Q&A: Carroll County’s census chair Don Rowe on importance of an accurate count, participation, the impact of the coronavirus, Don Rowe is well-known in the community as the executive director of the The Arc Carroll County but has taken on another role for the past year or so, chair of Carroll Counts, the county’s complete count committee for the 2020 U.S. Census. Baltimore Sun
  • May 8, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Secretary McCord Interviewed - Officials Urge Marylanders To Fill Out The 2020 Census, Self-Response Deadline Extended Due To Coronavirus Pandemic; KEEP CALM and COME to Your CENSUS! Secretary McCord on MACo's Conduit Street Podcast; 4 Things You Have Wrong About the Census; More...
  • May 2, 2020: Secretary McCord Interviewed - Officials Urge Marylanders To Fill Out The 2020 Census, Self-Response Deadline Extended Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, View Video on WJZ-TV 13
  • May 1, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Maryland’s Complete Count Committee Virtually Meets to Discuss Census Efforts; Maryland Self-Response Rate at 58.9 Percent; Maryland Census 2020 Website Has New Image to Honor Workers on the Front Line; More...
  • April 24, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Calvert County Beach Towns Compete for the Highest Census Self-Response Rate; Maryland Self-Response Rate at 55.6 Percent; Maryland's Census Team Completes Virtual Regional Meetings with Local Complete Count Committees; More...
  • April 17, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: The 2020 Census Has NOT Been Suspended; Maryland Self-Response Rate at 52.9 Percent; Wicomico County Publishes Interactive Map to Highlight Response Rate More...
  • April 10, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: MDP Launches Maryland 2020 Census Response Dashboard; Census Team Reaches Out to Local Committees Virtually; From COVID-19 to Hurricanes, Census Surveys Help Areas Prepare and Recover More...
  • April 3, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Secretary Robert McCord Completes His Census; Having Trouble Completing the Census Online?; Video About Maryland’s Smallest Town and the 2020 Census More...
  • March 27, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Census 2020 Still on Track, With Some Modifications; New Resource for Discovering America’s Demographic Past, Present and Future; Having Trouble Completing the Census Online? More...
  • March 20, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Maryland Department of Planning Issues Statement on Census 2020 and COVID-19; Secretary Rob McCord Participates in the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives Joint Commission Strategic Online Planning Session; The U.S. Census Launched Amid a Pandemic. How Will That Change Efforts to Count All Marylanders? More...
  • Secretary Rob McCord Participates in the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives Joint Commission Strategic Online Planning Session: Amid Marylanders' efforts to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary Rob McCord presented to the Joint Commission Strategic Planning Session during a virtual meeting of the body. His Census 2020 message was embodied in “If you have a phone/computer, you have a Census! Fight the Virus by filling out Your Census!" Secretary McCord's Remarks
  • March 13, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Lt. Governor and Planning Secretary Kick Off the Census in Maryland at State House Event; Census Bureau Statement on Coronavirus and the 2020 Census; The 2020 Census Is Ready for America to Respond; More...
  • March 6, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Secretary McCord and Planning Team at the Maryland Complete Count Committee Meeting; Maryland Census Outreach Coordinator Supports Carroll County Training for Community Partners; Census 2020 Presented at the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce, More...
  • February 28, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Secretary McCord Attends Prince George's County Census Event; Secretary McCord Addresses Healthcare Groups About Census; Planning Staff at AARP  Define Your Decade Press Conference; More...
  • February 21, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Secretary McCord at Economic Development Day in Annapolis; Planning Secretary Talks Census at Community Action Day Luncheon; MDP Census Team at the House Appropriations Committee Hearing; More...
  • February 14, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Secretary McCord Talks the Importance of Census on MPT's State Circle; Planning Secretary Talks Census 2020 to Maryland Community Action Agencies; Planning Secretary Rob McCord Participated in the Grand Opening of the Baltimore City Census Office; More...
  • February 7, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Planning and Census Staff Deliver Information Packets to the Maryland General Assembly; Secretary McCord Participates in the Launch of the Hanover Area Census Office; Planning Secretary and Maryland Census Director Participate in Press Conference in Hyattsville; More...
  • January 31, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Maryland Census 2020 Staff Attend Prince George's County International/Immigrant Sub-Committee Census Meeting; Secretary McCord Participates in the Launch of the Hanover Area Census Office; Planning's Chief of Staff at Howard County Chamber of Commerce; More...
  • The Dundalk Eagle: State Lawmakers Urge Participation in 2020 Census, The Dundalk Eagle was invited to join a Telephone Town Hall forum along with Maryland voters to discuss the Maryland General Assembly’s statewide attempt to inspire participation in the 2020 Census and their efforts to ensure the redistricting process results in fair maps. (January 26, 2020)
  • January 24, 2020 Maryland Census Newsletter: Maryland Census 2020 Produces a New Flyer for Businesses; U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge Toolkit; Maryland Department of Planning Awards More than $332,000 to Municipalities Across Maryland for Census Outreach Funding; More...
  • Maryland Gears Up For 2020 Census, ...states like Maryland are aggressively marketing participation in the census since it stands to pull down $26 billion in federal funding based on population estimates. That’s about $1,800 per resident, or over the next ten years, more than $18,000. (January 24, 2020)
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Net International Migration Projected to Fall to Lowest Levels This Decade, Net international migration added 595,000 to the U.S. population between 2018 and 2019, the lowest level this decade. This is a notable drop from this decade’s high of 1,047,000 between 2015 and 2016. The U.S. Census Bureau’s Vintage 2019 population estimates released today show that international migration added about 7.9 million people to the nation’s population since the last census in 2010. (December 30, 2019)
  • Queen Anne's County News: County receives grant for Census 2020, Beth Malasky, community outreach specialist for the Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Affairs, reported to county commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 10, about a Census 2020 grant slated for outreach efforts. (Kristian Jaime, December 18, 2019)
  • U.S. Census Bureau: 2020 Census Will Help Policymakers Prepare for the Incoming Wave of Aging Boomers, Baby boomers have changed the face of the U.S. population for more than 70 years and continue to do so as more enter their senior years, a demographic shift often referred to as a “gray tsunami.” Knowing about the number of people age 65 and older is important for tribal, local, state and federal lawmakers. They will use 2020 Census statistics to help decide how to spend billions of dollars annually in federal funds on critical public services for the next 10 years. (December 10, 2019)
  • U.S. Census Bureau: 2020 Census Count Guides Funding of New Roads and Bridges, Next time you’re on your morning commute, merging on to a freeway or crossing a bridge, think of the decennial census. Your responses to the 2020 Census, which includes every person living in the United States, may help decide when and where roads and bridges will be built in your community. Billions of dollars in federal funds (more than $675 billion) are spent annually on critical transportation services in communities across the country, including maintenance and construction of roads and bridges. (December 4, 2019)
  • Salisbury Daily Times: How a Salisbury business empowers, gives voice to Haitian community, From the outside, suite 502 of One Plaza East in Salisbury looks like any other office space. But for some Salisbury residents, the small operation is their primary source of information about the community. Wozo Marketing Group, a Salisbury-based multimedia business and marketing agency, produces content geared toward the Haitian community, a large minority group in Wicomico County.. (Lucas Gonzalez, November 20, 2019)
  • The Enterprise (St. Mary's): St. Mary's residents encouraged to apply for Census jobs, A number of temporary jobs will soon be opening up for people looking to make a little extra money, and to help fulfill what is a constitutional mandate – the decennial count of the country’s population. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. That includes here in St. Mary’s County. 
    (November 20, 2019)
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Census Bureau Announces Areas to Receive 2020 Census Paper Questionnaires First, The U.S. Census Bureau today released the Mail Contact Strategies Viewer showing how the country will be asked to respond to the 2020 Census. Nearly every household will be invited to respond online, by phone or by mail to the census starting in mid-March 2020. Most areas—about three of every four households—will receive an invitation to respond online (or by phone), while the other households will receive a paper questionnaire along with an invitation to respond online. Regardless of which invitation they receive, all households that have not yet responded will receive a paper questionnaire by mid-April. This map also shows which households will receive English/Spanish bilingual invitations and questionnaires.
    (November 18, 2019)
  • Salisbury Daily Times: As 2020 census approaches, Wicomico funds at risk without full count, Haitian community and others work to combat under representation. With 2020 around the corner, communities across the nation are working to prepare citizens for the upcoming census count taken each decade. This year, leaders in Wicomico County are pushing for a more accurate population count. (Lucas Gonzalez, November 12, 2019)
  • Governing Magazine: Could the 2020 Census Help Bridge the Digital Divide?, As government agencies and nonprofit groups help prepare communities for the nation’s first high-tech Census, digital inclusion advocates see a chance to bridge digital divides that span well past next year’s count. (Zack Quaintance, October 29, 2019)
  • Conduit Street: Harford Ramps Up Census Prep Ahead of 2020 Count, Planning is underway in Harford County for the 2020 Census, which will determine the number of seats each state holds in Congress and how more than $675 billion in federal funds are allocated to states and local communities. “Harford County residents understand the importance of the census,” County Executive Barry Glassman said. “Our response rate in 2010 was high at 81%, but that still meant a loss of nearly $13 million in funding for our county. (Kevin Kinnally, October 29, 2019)
  • The Maryland Independent: Temporary workers needed for census next year, On Saturday, about 20 individuals showed up for the three-hour Census 2020 Job Fair-Workshop at the Bryans Road Shopping Center Community Outreach Center. (Addidon Likins, October 23, 2019)
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Your 2020 Census Questions Answered, Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe, and important. Learn more about the questions we’ll ask and how your answers will be used (2020 Census, October 20, 2019)
  • Bethesda Beat: Montgomery County Takes New Steps for Census Participation, State giving $582K to help with local initiative, Montgomery County is taking unprecedented steps to encourage participation in the 2020 Census (Kate Masters - October 10, 2019)
  • Conduit Street: Cecil Ramps Up Census Outreach, With the 2020 Census just around the corner, Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy and the Cecil County Council are encouraging residents to spread the word on the importance of a fair and accurate count. (Kevin Kinnally - October 11, 2019)
  • NextGov: Census is Asking the Public to Help Fight Misinformation Ahead of 2020, The bureau launched a website for dispelling common Census rumors and created a special email address where people can report misinformation and other malicious activities.
    (Jack Corrigan - September 11, 2019)
  • The Korean Times: 2020 센서스 꼭 참여하세요 (Please participate in the 2020 Census), 메릴랜드 센서스국이 앞으로 다가온 2020 센서스 인구조사에 한인 및 아시안 커뮤니티의 참여를 당부하고 나섰다. 연방 센서스국은 이번 센서스에서 인구조사 참여율과 정확도를 높이기 위해 최첨단 기술과 수단을 동원할 계획이다.
    (댓글 - September 11, 2019)
  • The Diamondback: College Park, UMD officials weigh options for 2020 census outreach, After College Park missed out on significant funding due to an inaccurate census count in 2010, a city committee and the University of Maryland are weighing options to ensure this doesn’t happen again. (Carmen Molina Acosta - September 2, 2019)
  • NBC News: The lost children: Advocates fear census will undercount kids, One expert said "negative forces" affecting the 2020 survey could make a recurring problem worse, affecting federal funds for programs that children need. (Savannah Smith - August 26, 2019)
  • The Southern Maryland Chronicle: 2020 Census underway in Southern Maryland, Starting today through Oct. 4, 2019; Census 2020 takers will be going through various towns in Southern Maryland. (August 22, 2019)
  • U.S. Census Bureau Press Release: U.S. Census Bureau Announces the Start of First Major Field Operation for 2020 Census, U.S. Census Bureau briefed the media on the launch of address canvassing, the first major field operation of the 2020 Census. Address canvassing improves and refines the Census Bureau’s address list of households nationwide, which is necessary to deliver invitations to respond to the census. (August 12, 2019)
  • Conduit Street Podcast: Live at #MACoCon with MDP & the US Census, At the 2019 MACo Summer Conference, Maryland coordinators for the United States Census and Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning Robert McCord joined Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally for a live recording of the Conduit Street Podcast. The fast-paced, Q&A-style session focused on state and local resources and best practices to promote the most accurate 2020 Census.
    (Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally, hosts - August 18, 2019)
  • Maryland Matters: Data Will Help Guide Officials Pushing for Complete Count in 2020 Census. Almost $700 billion in federal funding is doled out based on state, county and neighborhood populations captured in the Census. “That’s schools, that’s roads, that’s Medicaid and Head Start – critical and life-saving programs,” (Danielle E. Gaines - August 15, 2019)
  • The Conversation: Why the 2020 census matters for rural Americans.
    People living in rural and small town America in particular have much at stake in the 2020 census. Unfortunately, census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
    (John J. Green - August 12, 2019)
  • Census to Count Troops by Base Home Address, Officials Say. Census workers will be permitted to work their way through on-base housing to list service members both stateside and overseas as part of the 2020 Census. (Richard Sisk - August 12, 2019)
  • Cumberland Times-News: State officials hope every resident counted in 2020 Census. With the 2020 census only 238 days away, the Maryland Complete Count Committee on Tuesday held its fifth meeting in Crownsville as the state continues preparations for the decennial census.(August 9, 2019)
  • ​Frederick County community launches 2020 census committee, The committee will focus on outreach throughout the county ahead of 2020 Census.
    (Jasmine Pelaez - August 8, 2019)
  • Carroll County Times: Veterans’ View: Make veterans in Carroll County count; be a part of Census 2020. Did you know veterans are historically an undercounted group? Carroll County’s 2010 census resulted in an 83% response rate and indicated there were 14,002 veterans residing in Carroll County. (Gina Valentine - August 6, 2019)
  • Towson Patch: Baltimore County Kicks Off 2020 Census, Over the next several months, residents will start seeing more information on how they can participate in the next Census.
    (Megan VerHeist - July 30, 2019)
  • Odenton-Severn Patch: Plans Continue For The 2020 Census In Maryland, Marylanders will be able to fill out the 2020 census by phone or online for the first time.
  • The AFRO-American Newspapers: Faith Community Launches Census Campaign, Faith leaders from Baltimore and around the country are gearing up for the 2020 U.S. Census with the #EveryoneCounts campaign (Maria Morales - June 27, 2019)
  • Carroll County Times: Editorial: Census data important for funding, must be be kept confidential, Carroll County Commissioners on Monday proclaimed June 10, 2019 as Carroll County 2020 Census Awareness and Complete Count Committee Day — nine months before the counting is scheduled to begin. (Carroll County Times Editorial Board - June 13, 2019)
  • Carroll County Times: Carroll County looks ahead to 2020 census, new response methods available, Carroll County Commissioners on Monday proclaimed June 10, 2019 as Carroll County 2020 Census Awareness and Complete Count Committee Day — nine months before the counting is scheduled to begin. (Mary Grace Keller - June 11, 2019)
  • Calvert recorder: Calvert and Census team up, Calvert County Government and the U.S. Census Bureau are partnering to get an accurate accounting of citizens for the 2020 Census to make sure Calvert receives its fair share of federal funding. (Tamara Ward - June 3, 2019)
  • Hyattsville Life & Times: Committee aims to improve census count, In an effort to improve the city’s count in the upcoming 2020 census, on March 18, the mayor and the city council proposed and voted unanimously in favor of the creation of a Complete Count Committee (CCC). (Maya Poeppen - May 13, 2019)
  • The Daily Record: United Way of Central Md. gets 2020 Census grant, United Way of Central Maryland was awarded one of 36 2020 Census grants as part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s Maryland Complete Count initiative. The 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline, the 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year service offered by United Way of Central Maryland will work to build awareness of the 2020 Census with the funds. 2-1-1 Maryland United Way (Daily Record Staff - April 18, 2019)
  • Baltimore Sun: Howard County is highest in Maryland for population growth over eight-year period, County Executive Calvin Ball accepted a grant from the 2020 Census Grant Program Panel on April 2. The $150,240 grant from the Maryland Department of Planning will fund census outreach efforts to ensure every Howard resident completes their census form and is counted in 2020, according to a news release. (Jess Nocera - April 18, 2019)
  • Baltimore Fishbowl: A year out from 2020 Census, city targets higher response rate and ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, [2020 Census project manager for the Department of Planning, Austin] Davis said they’ve successfully secured $250,000 in grants from the state and are in the process of finalizing that agreement. (Ethan McLeod - April 17, 2019)
  • Baltimore Sun: Op Ed: Census 2020: Making sure all Marylanders are counted, "It’s estimated that every Marylander counted in the census equates to $1,800 in federal funding per person each year. Over 10 years, this adds up to $18,000 per person, which means that missing almost 20 percent of our population comes at a major cost to our resources." 
    (Jheanelle Wilkins - April 15, 2019
    Jheanelle Wilkins represents Montgomery County in the Maryland House of Delegates and is a member of the Maryland Complete Count Committee
  • The Cecil Whig: State encourages county to get out word on 2020 census, With the 2020 census on the horizon, Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is encouraging Marylanders to stand up and be counted, despite doubts that the nation’s first online census count would leave millions vulnerable to data breaches. (Katie Tabeling - April 9, 2019)
  • The Diamondback: UMD student will join College Park committee to boost 2020 census count, The College Park City Council voted Tuesday to add a student member to its 2020 census count committee, after a lower-than-average city return rate in 2010.
    (Carmen Molina Acosta - April 10, 2019)
  • Calvert Beacon: 2020 Maryland Complete Count Committee, Holds First Meeting One Year in Advance of Census Day. (April 2, 2019)
  • WFMD Talk: Maryland Getting Ready For 2020 Census, The 2020 Complete Count Committee held its first meeting on Monday, April 1st. An interview with Planning Sectretary Robert McCord. (Kevin McManus - April 2, 2019)
  • Press Release: County Executive Ball Accepts 2020 Census Grant, Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball accepted a grant for $150,240 from the 2020 Census Grant Program Panel at the Maryland Department of Planning.  (Press Release - April 2, 2019)
  • Baltimore Sun: What you need to know about the 2020 census, No joke: It may be called Census Day, but April 1 isn’t actually the day the Census Bureau will start mailing out its 2020 census forms. (Christine Zhang - April 1, 2019)
  • Maryland Matters: Md. Census Panel Doles Out 36 Grants to Help Maximize Count, In an effort to maximize the state’s population count in the 2020 U.S. Census – and the federal funding that goes along with it — the state’s 2020 Census Grant Program Panel announced Monday that 36 Maryland government and nonprofit organizations will receive funding as part of a census outreach program. (Josh Kurtz - April 1, 2019)
  • Herald-Mail: Washington County officials stress importance of 2020 census for funding, representation, For every person not counted in the 2020 census, Washington County could lose thousands of dollars — up to $18,000 in state and federal funding over the next decade for public safety, education or other valuable services, officials said Monday. (C.J. Lovelace - April 1, 2019)
  • WBOC: Salisbury Leaders Start Preparations For 2020 Census, The 2020 census is still a year away, but community leaders in Salisbury are already preparing to get the most accurate counts. (Brooke Reese - April 1, 2019)
  • Press Release: Anne Arundel County: County Executive Pittman Launches "Everyone Counts" Effort for 2020 Census, Today, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman kicked off the county’s outreach effort for the 2020 Census with local government and community leaders.
    (Press Release - April 1, 2019)
  • Press Release: Baltimore Prepares for 2020 Census, April 1 marks the 1 year countdown to Census 2020. Our goal, in Baltimore City, is at least a 73% response rate, and we are urging all Baltimoreans to participate. (Press release - April 1, 2019)