This webinar series is a CNJG membership benefit for funders in partnership with the United Philanthropy Forum and the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, hosted by the Funders Census Initiative (FCI). In this series, national partners will present their findings on the get-out-the-count messaging research to identify messages that resonate with hard-to-count communities.
Historically, the census has missed disproportionate numbers of people of color, young children and the rural and urban poor. Going into 2020, additional communities are at risk of being missed, which may affect the New Jersey communities we care about so much. In the 2010 census, return rates for New Jersey’s cities, such as Camden, Trenton, Newark, and Paterson, were very low. These communities are among those labeled “hard-to-count”, which can lead to inaccurate census data and may mean less investment in their public and private resources. Through this series, foundations will learn more about the organizations that are leading the way to a more accurate census and the vital information needed to serve New Jersey communities.
The webinar will present findings from the San Joaquin Valley Census Research survey and focus groups research on Latino immigrants’ willingness to respond to a census without or with a citizenship question in 2020. The presenters will discuss implications for messaging, outreach, and advocacy to enhance collaborative efforts to “Get Out The Count”.
Ellen Braff-Guajardo, Sierra Health Foundation
Dr. Cindy Quezada, CVIIC (Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative)
Ed Kissam, WKF Fund
Moderated by: Karen Narasaki, Bauman Foundation
Cost: Free for CNJG Members and Non Member Grantmakers and their field partners
Visit CNJG's webpage Philanthropy's Role in the 2020 Census for more information about the 2020 Census.