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2020 Census Deadline Is Sept. 30: What’s at Stake for SF?

Your response impacts the funding for schools, hospitals, roads, social services and more for the next 10 years
By - posted 9/24/2020 No Comment

San Francisco Launches “Census Week of Action”

September 24-30, 2020

Citywide effort is underway to count every resident in advance of September 30th deadline. Census Week of Action includes safe community outreach events, phone banking, and public service announcements from the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors.

Mayor London N. Breed on Wednesday launched San Francisco’s Census Week of Action. The week of action is part of the City’s SF Counts campaign, which aims to increase the self-response rate for Census 2020 by reaching out to hard-to-count communities, providing technical assistance, and educating the public that the Census is set to end on September 30th.

It’s not too late to do the 2020 Census. Your response impacts the funding for schools, hospitals, roads, social services and more for the next 10 years. You can complete the 9-question survey for you and members of your household in less than 10 minutes: visit my2020census.gov

City officials and departments, community organizations, faith leaders, and the business community are all mobilizing to help San Francisco obtain a complete census count.

Read the full press release

San Francisco’s current self-response rate for the 2020 Census is 65.6%, compared to 2010’s final self-response rate of 68.5%. The statewide self-response rate for this year’s census is currently 68.6%. Strategies to improve the count include in-person assistance in Civic Center, Chinatown, Bayview and the Mission District, phone banking by community-based organizations and City departments, door-to-door canvassing in undercounted communities, as well as additional outreach by trusted community leaders.

Since July 2019, San Francisco has been working with a network of over 30 City-funded community-based organizations, businesses, labor, the San Francisco Complete Count Committee, and hundreds of volunteers to conduct outreach to residents and encourage them to attend one of the in-person events if they need help filling out the census.

San Francisco Giants announcer Renel Brooks-Moon and Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr are assisting with public education by filming public service announcements to encourage participation. Their PSAs and a complete social media toolkit can be found here.

Census Week of Action: Schedule of Events

On-Site Assistance

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020
    Civic Center Plaza – McAllister & Larkin Streets – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Friday, September 25, 2020
    Portsmouth Square – Kearny & Clay Streets – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020
    Mendell Plaza – 1401 Mendell Street – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 27, 2020
    Garfield Square – 3100 26th Street – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

SF Counts Census Citywide Caravan

Traveling to every San Francisco district to help residents with the census

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020

SF Counts + Together SF Census Phone Banking Nights – Volunteers Welcome!

Sign-up for a shift on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 here.

Sign-up for a shift on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 here

For more information about the Census Week of Action events, go to sf.gov/census.