Many normal Get Out the Count methods have had to change drastically, as social distancing has become the norm. Given that the CDC, many states and localities are asking for organizations to limit the number of people at gatherings and many events are being canceled, you may want to consider alternatives for GOTC outreach in your communities. The following are a few suggestions for outreach:

Now – October 31

Get Out the Count

  • Remind your community that paper versions of the census will be mailed to them if they haven’t filled it out online or by phone by April 8
  • Engage in Census Day on April 1 to encourage communities to be counted. Use these social media graphics from participating organizations to promote.
  • Hold digital townhall meetings with trusted community leaders
  • Follow-up with your clients that completed pledge cards
  • Distribute GOTC materials to your target audiences, internal & external 
  • Conduct virtual census parties in your community 
  • Incorporate the census into all ongoing outreach, services, and advocacy
  • Provide computers and phones for people to use when completing the census *This is only for organizations that require in-person attendance. Practice safe distancing at all times.