Census 2020 Planning Efforts in Oregon and Washington

1.  Oregon’s Census Complete Count Committee

2. Washington Census Complete Count Committee

  • Coordinator, Lisa McLean

    • Lisa McLean comes to the State of Washington’s Office of Financial Management (OFM) having spent nearly twenty years with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a non-profit that works to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide. McLean’s work with NDI included stints directing the organization's efforts in Iraq, Kenya, Montenegro, Croatia, and Slovakia. At OFM, McLean will be charged with developing and executing a statewide strategy to attain the most accurate enumeration of Washingtonians, including historically hard-to-count individuals, for Census 2020.

3. Census Equity Funders Committee of Oregon (CEFCO)

“As Oregon funders, we recognize the critical nature of the federal census to all the populations we aim to serve in our individual organizations, particularly (though not exclusively) because census data will affect the allocation of state and federal resources to those populations for a decade or more. We believe that collaborating and coordinating our approach as funders is the best way to support an accurate count in 2020, which in turn supports recognition of and public funding for Oregon communities.”

More information about CEFCO is available on their website or from this brochure.

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4. Oregon Hard to Count Campaign Plan #WeCountOregon

Oregon partners, led by the CEFCO recently released their Hard to Count campaign plan for the 2020 Census. The #WeCountOregon plan was developed to outline a cohesive strategy for making sure that Oregon’s approximately 1.3 million hard-to-count individuals are accounted for in the upcoming 2020 Census. The plan breaks down work into five main categories: Campaign Staffing & Coordination, Systems & Infrastructure, Communications, Education, and HTC Field Outreach and can be read in full here.

Jason Jurjevich