Stanislaus County is sponsoring the Great Census Caravan to encourage community members of all statuses and identities to complete the Census.
In alignment with the U.S. Census Bureau and the State of California Complete Count Office’s marketing and outreach campaign, Stanislaus County is sponsoring the Great Census Caravan. The event is designed to raise awareness of the 2020 Census in a visual way. South Modesto residents will see a caravan of vehicles driving throughout the area. South Modesto represents one of the hard-to-reach communities with low Census self-response rates.
This event scheduled for Saturday, August 15th is intended to encourage community members of all statuses and identities to complete the Census. We are asking caravan participants to decorate their vehicles, inside and out, with creative messages to promote the Census. Stanislaus County and its partners understand the great significance of the Census, but also understand how COVID-19 is affecting the community. Planning efforts have included COVID-19 precautionary requirements during the event to include participants remaining inside their vehicles, ensuring six feet of social distancing, adhering to recommended sanitary procedures, and wearing a mask.
Even in these unprecedented times, we must do our part to have our community counted accurately on the Census. The Census can be completed online (at www.my2020census.gov) or via telephone (see https://2020census.gov/en/contact-us.html for a list of telephone numbers available in several languages). Stanislaus County wins when everyone is counted!