A lot is at stake with Census 2020. Get involved.
As nonprofits serving hard-to-count communities, we are one of the few remaining trusted entities among that population – as we have well-established relationships and speak the communities’ language.
The census count has consequences we will live with for the next decade, if not longer. This makes the stakes even higher.
Oklahoma stands to lose an estimated $1,675 per person per year in federal support for programs that use Census data. These include Medicaid, nutrition assistance, highway construction and planning, Title I and Special Education Grants, Foster Care and Child Care Grants, K-12 education, Section 8 Vouchers, and Head Start/Early Start — for which Oklahoma received more than $14 billion in 2015.
Oklahoma nonprofits can be effective in reaching out to their networks in the hard-to-count populations. You can provide education about the benefits of taking Census 2020 and encouraging community participation.
The time is now to Educate. Engage. Empower.
How You Can Support
OK, Let's Count!
Are you ready to make a difference?
Take the first step to Educate, Engage and Empower by exploring the Resources page.
Share Your Oklahoma 2020 Census Success Stories!
We’ll review the stories and begin posting them. We hope by sharing examples of what works, others will be inspired to act locally and replicate your success.
Tell us how you have…
- used local challenges…rival vs. rival…to spur competition and get better response rates like the mayors of Oklahoma City & Tulsa have done
- identified, engaged, and mobilized volunteers
- reached out members of hard-to-count populations like the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber’s “Todos contamos” statewide messaging campaign
- adapted to challenges created by COVID-19 and social distancing
- leveraged other, unrelated community events or networks like the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma distributing Census fliers in food packages
- adapted messaging to reach specific communities
- benefitted from the information and resources at OKLetsCount.org
- used online events like Together Oklahoma’s Census trivia contests
- found unexpected ways or places for marketing messages like church bulletins, gasoline pumps, etc.
- added a twist to another community’s good idea