We Count Oregon Hosts July Census Events


Participate virtually in Nuestra Gente Presente on July 9th or Southern Oregon Regional Census Day on July 10th

Nuestra Gente Presente, July 9

Join #WeCountOregon and campaign partners this Thursday, July 9th, 5-6:30 pm PST to celebrate the vibrancy of Latinx and Indigenous communities! Speakers will explore how responding to the census enables power and representation in our communities. The event will feature Dolores Huerta as the headliner!

Dance and celebrate with the one-and-only DJ La Traviesa and listen to original compositions by Tito Amaya from El Grupo Latitudes while hearing from leading Latinx organizers. Gift cards from local Latinx businesses will be given away to participants who complete their census during the 30-minute dance set at the end of the program.

To attend the live virtual event register here or go to We Count Oregon’s Facebook page. The event will air on We Count Oregon’s Facebook Live and KUNP TV’s Facebook Live page and be broadcast from 5-6pm on Radio Poder, KTUP 98.3 FM

Oregon’s Latinx population is young and growing. While Latinx Oregonians come from various backgrounds, most were born in the U.S. Latinx communities make substantial contributions to Oregon’s economy. Studies show that Latinx participation in the labor force in Oregon is higher than white engagement. The number of Latinx-owned businesses is rapidly growing. Twelve percent of the state’s population is estimated to be Latinx, representing 72 percent growth since 2000[1].

The potential inclusion of a citizenship question on the census raised authentic concerns among Latinx, and Indigenous communities. Nuestra Gente Presente speakers will speak to these fears and talk through the legal structures that ensure personal information safety. We’ll also unpack the race question and how indigenous communities may approach that question.

The contributions of Latino and Latinx communities during the COVID-19 crisis have revealed what we have always known – we are essential and make enormous contributions. Therefore, Latinx communities must be counted to secure the representation, power, and resources needed to thrive in Oregon.

Log onto WCO’s Facebook and compete to win the chance to ask Dolores Huerta a question. Spread the word using this social media toolkit. Si Se Puede! It’s not too late to take the census – We Count Oregon!

This image of special guest Dolores Huerta was created by Jazmin Avalos.

Southern Oregon Counts – Regional Census Day, July 10

We Count Oregon is thrilled to announce the Southern Oregon Regional Census Day. Please help create a sense of urgency for critical communities through a micro-targeted approach focusing on one Oregon Region at a time. The goal is to direct people who have yet to complete the census questionnaire before Non-Response Follow Up (NRFU) begins August 11.

To support all of our frontline partners working to ensure representation of our communities, we developed this communications toolkit, which can be used for this and future Regional Census Day events. 

Let’s show that Southern Oregon has strength in numbers. Submit your Census questionnaire online, by phone: 844-330-2020, or by mail on July 10, 2020.

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The #WeCountOregon campaign is a community-led effort to ensure that hard to count communities, including people of color, immigrants, renters, rural communities, and parents of children under 5 – understand and take the 2020 Census.

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