The 2020 Census Tulsa Regional Complete Count Committee (CCC) is a group of representatives from local government and neighborhoods, tribes and ethnic communities, social service and planning agencies, foundations and businesses, local churches and the regional chamber of commerce, who have joined forces to ensure a complete census count for the Tulsa Region in 2020. A complete count in the Decennial Census benefits all of us in many ways, from representation in Congress to federal funding for local services and infrastructure. Over the next year, Tulsa Regional CCC subcommittees based on undercounted populations will plan and implement events and activities throughout the Tulsa region to increase awareness about and encourage participation in the Decennial Census.
Regional Cities & Counties: John Fothergill & Zack Stoycoff
Young Professionals: Maggie Hoey
Faith-Based Communities: Robert Turner
Homeless: Rhené Ritter
Justice-Involved: Mimi Tarrasch
K-12 Education: Emily Hutton
Higher Education: Melissa Abdo
Resources: Jessica Sisemore
The U.S. Census Bureau developed this tool to improve response rates in the 2020 census, particularly in areas identified as hard-to-survey and low-response. By providing a socioeconomic/demographic characteristic profile of these areas, 2020 census communication campaigns can be effectively tailored to ensure that everyone from every community is counted. Click here for the ROAM User Guide >
People experiencing homelessness likely have been undercounted in the decennial census for decades, according to a recent brief published by Georgetown Law. As a result, the needs of this diverse population—and the communities where they live—may not be represented or prioritized fully and appropriately. There are a number of ways that the 2020 Census will count people experiencing homelessness in the United States. However, more can and should be done to ensure that this population is measured as accurately as possible. Click below to learn more.