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Only 37 Days to Go as of February 24th!

Census Bureau Updates

  • NEW Faith Leaders Came Together to promote the 2020 Census  See the video and join us March 27-29 for the Census Faith Weekend
  • NEW “Respond Now” button on 2020census.gov The button will be prominent on the site once the invitation to participate is delivered to households beginning March 12. In addition to providing education and outreach materials that explain what the census is and why it’s important to respond, there are dedicated pages in 59 languages that are easy to get to and will include important video and print guides on how to complete the census questionnaire.
  • NEW 2020 Census Advertising Campaign Expands to Reach All Audiences The massive multimedia advertising campaign has been expanded across the nation. Read more here.
  • 2020 Census Invitations Between March 12 and March 20, invitations to participate in the 2020 Census will start arriving in households across the country. More information here.
  • Community Benefits Toolkit Designed to help you inform your local community about the importance of responding to the 2020 Census. Download it for your community here.
  • College Towns Depend on Accurate Count of Students Living in Area In Student Housing, Off Campus or with Parents, College Students Count in the 2020 Census. Find out more here.
  • How the 2020 Census Counts People Experiencing Homelessness The 2020 Census has procedures in place to count people living in a variety of situations. See how the Census Bureau plans to get an accurate count here.
  • Response Rate Challenge Toolkit This toolkit includes ideas and resources for creating a Response Rate Challenge for your community or in competition against another community
  • Interactive Questionnaire Explore the census questions. With both slideshow and list views, you'll find tips for responding and information on how the Census Bureau will use answers here
  • Sample Invitation Letter.  Click here to see a draft of the invitation letter that will be sent to residences in March.
  • Social Media Hub Leverage online influence to encourage a complete, accurate count here.
  • Infographic for Partner Outreach.Here’s an easy infographic to help you plan outreach between now and July 2020.
  • Census Bureau 2020 Census Ads. The Census Bureau held a press conference this week to roll out the 2020 Census ads.  See details here.

Statistics in Schools Program

Statistics in Schools is a Census Bureau program that uses census statistics to create classroom materials for grades pre-K through 12.  Teachers and subject matter experts nationwide helped develop each SIS activity to make sure it is valuable and engaging. The SIS program is available now and includes more than 200 activities and resources in a variety of subjects.

 Why is the census important to schools?  Learn more here.

 Recently, every school superintendent in the country received a letter from Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham requesting help to raise awareness about the census and the importance of counting every person.

 Schools throughout the state have been asked to distribute a take-home flyer about the program during Statistics in Schools Week (March 2-6).  Additionally, we will be asking schools to hold some sort of census-related event (for example, essay contests or data challenges) during that week.

Sample Invitation Letter

Click here to see a draft of the invitation letter that will be sent to households in March.

2020 Census Video Language Guide

Click here to view an excerpt of the 2020 Census Video Language Guide that will be available in full in March in English and 59 Non-English languages.

We wish you all a happy and healthy new year.  Thank you for everything you have done in 2019! We have 92 days until Census Day, and we need to ensure we are getting our message out to all your networks through as many mediums as possible

Your response matters.

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.

The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.

It's mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

We need YOUR help!

Everybody in Our Community Really and Truly Counts

We are looking to update our lists to ensure we count EVERYONE; including those individuals experiencing homelessness receiving services at locations including:

  • Soup kitchens
  • Regularly scheduled food vans
  • Transitional and emergency shelters
  • Targeted Nonsheltered Outdoor Locations (TNSOLs) - Parks, Wooded Areas, Parkway Benches, Alleys, Parking Ramps, Beneath Highway Systems, Transportation Depots, Shopping Center Parking Lots, Gas Stations, Truck Stops, Rest Stops, Pull Outs/ Pull Overs, Open Asphalt areas, Restaurants, and all night businesses such as gas stations, 24-hour Laundromats, Walmart, Casinos, etc.

If any of these services are new to your community since January 2018, please contact me at tammi.hanshaw@2020census.gov.

 Jobs in Wyoming

We are continuing to recruit for positions across Wyoming! Please continue to spread the word to all members of your community through all modes of communication about these jobs! With the new rate increase, Wyomingites can earn even more extra cash! See the new rates here.

 Those interested can go to https://2020census.gov/jobs to find out more information and apply.

2020 Census in the Wyoming Media

The Laramie Boomerang printed an article last week about the increase in pay rates for Census jobs and the need for applicants. The article can be viewed here.

We greatly appreciate all coverage our media partners offer to help educate Wyomingites about the numerous jobs available throughout Wyoming, and the importance of the census to all communities across the state.

If you are interested in running a story through your TV, radio or newspaper about the 2020 Census please contact Jennifer Hillmann our Wyoming Media Specialist at jennifer.a.hillmann@2020census.gov




We Want to Hear About How You Promote the 2020 Census

Please let us know when you promote the 2020 Census at events, meetings, webinars, online, etc. We love to hear about it all, and nothing is too small.


Email tammi.hanshaw@2020census.gov


We Have Materials to Share

Logos (in 13 languages), Flyers, Coloring Books, Drop-In Articles, Web Badges, Artwork, Videos, Educational Materials, Toolkits, and more. Let us know if you need help finding something!

· Wyoming 2020 Census Website

· Mail Contact Strategies Viewer - Plan for the mailings your area will receive when self-response for the 2020 Census begins.

· 2020 Census Outreach Materials -New materials are added frequently, and you can download the files yourself at any time.

· PSA Toolkit - The U.S. Census Bureau has a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to increase awareness and educate the public on the importance of the 2020 Census.

· 2020 Census Spanish Outreach Materials - New materials are added frequently, and you can download the files yourself at any time NOW IN SPANISH.

· Partnership Outreach Page - Find downloadablePDF's on many subjects including; Rural, Immigrant, LGBTQ, Migrant, Education, Counting Young, Health Care and more

· Library Pages - This page gives you Topics to choose from including 3345 separate publications, briefs and reports and a Fact Sheets section.

· The Newsroom - This page can give you very topical information and current press releases from the US Census Bureau.

· Sample QuestionnaireThis is a sample of the paper questionnaire that will be used during the 2020 Census.

· Sample Questionnaire in Spanish – This is a sample of the paper questionnaire that will be used during the 2020 Census in Spanish.

· 2020 Census Language Guides – Guides available in multiple languages to help respondents complete the 2020 Census.

· U.S. Census Bureau Approved Regional Materials – Updated weekly. If you would like any materials, let me know and we can email you the files.




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