Providence, RI – With Census 2020 right around the corner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is co-hosting a free training session for census organizers on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rhode Island State House Library. The event will feature several workshops for groups and individuals planning census outreach and education efforts in their communities.
The free training will offer census champions an overview on the importance of participating in the census and how the process works, along with a comprehensive outline of Census Bureau operations and in-depth guidance on conducting field activities like canvassing and SMS texting campaigns.
The event is a collaborative effort involving the following organizations: o The Rhode Island Department of State o National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund o Rhode Island Counts 2020 o The Massachusetts Statewide Complete Count Committee o The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition o Connecticut Counts 2020
"The 2020 Census will shape the future of our community and define our voice in Congress," said Secretary Gorbea. "Even a 1% undercount here in Rhode Island could cost the state millions in federal funding for things like schools, roads and public safety. Simply put, we all depend on a complete and accurate census count, so I'm honored to co-host this important training event."
"In recent months, we have been hard at work providing census technical assistance training to hundreds of local organizations and advocates throughout the northeast and across the nation," stated Juan Rosa, NALEO Educational Fund Northeast Director. "The stakes are too high for our community to fail, which is why we are doing our part to ensure we can all work together so that millions of Latinos are not left uncounted in Census 2020."
In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. To register for this free training event, click the link below.
WHAT: "Train the Trainer" workshop for Census 2020
WHO: Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea Juan Rosa, Northeast Director, NALEO Educational Fund
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: State House Library, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI