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“The U.S. census count is as American as apple pie, and you can’t make a good pie without the right ingredients. A correct census count gives our state appropriate representation in Congress and our fair share of federal funding.” - Gov. Jay Inslee
Governor Jay Inslee will launch Washington’s effort to ensure a fair and accurate census in 2020 on Monday, October 8, 2018, 2–5:30 p.m., at the Brockey Center of South Seattle College. Gov Insleewill open the inaugural meeting of the statewide Complete Count Committee, composed of more than 30 representatives from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors across the state. Under the leadership of former Governor and former Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the Washington State Complete Count Committee will provide high-level, high-visibility leadership to efforts intended to:
For questions about the Washington State Complete Count Committee, contact:
Complete Count Committees at the state, county, city, and/or tribal levels are intended to bring together community leaders to ensure a complete count of residents in the targeted area. For us, that area is the state of Washington; and Governor Inslee launches the statewide effort on October 8, 2018 when he attends the inaugural meeting of the Washington State Complete Count Committee. Chaired by former Governor and former U.S.
4 ways you can help mobilize your community
- Invite, collaborate, and participate in community organizing meetings to educate and raise awareness about the importance of the census to every family residing and every business operating in the state!
- Start or join a discussion on outreach. We need everyone’s ideas about how to educate and create awareness and trust in the Census process. An accurate census benefits every resident in the state.
The U.S. Census Bureau needs to hire hundreds of thousands of people across the country to do field work, to connect with communities, and to manage the process. In Washington, there will be five Area Census Offices: Seattle (opening January 2019) and Everett, Olympia, Spokane and Tacoma (opening summer 2019). You can help Washington by identifying and encouraging people in your community to apply for these jobs.
The process of ensuring an updated list of addresses is the responsibility of the state, city, and county government.
To make the 2020 Census a success, the U.S. Census Bureau has three top-level needs from individual states: