➜ Identify national and state coalitions that may be conducting 2030 Census outreach efforts. If applicable, join these national and state coalitions for support and resources; share this information with your local-level coalition members.

➜ Build relationships with your regional census office/regional census center officials.

➜ Build relationships with your local and/or state Complete Count Committee(s) (CCC) to ensure effective investment strategies and constructive relationships between your census coalition and state/municipal/local officials.

  • CCCs will begin to form in 2028 and will continue to form through spring 2029.
  • No CCCs in your community? Host community census briefings and connect with local leaders to create your own.

➜ Deepen and clarify roles in census coalitions. Coordinate to avoid duplication of work.

  • Suggestion: Build working groups that can cover messaging, communications, field outreach, and
    digital outreach/tools and materials.

➜ Determine who is obtaining digital and relational organizing tools and start obtaining lists and training partners and volunteers on using them.

➜ Continue to identify specific communities at greatest risk of undercounting, identify census partners, monitor decisions for the 2030 Census, educate communities on the importance of the ACS, and support efforts to adequately fund the Census Bureau.

➜ By the end of 2028, your organization should have a field plan and a communications plan (including earned, paid, and social media) drafted to bring to your census coalition.

➜ Advocate for a city (or town) staffer to be assigned to the decennial census full time.

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