Nebraska Counts mobilizes for 2020 census

The coalition will leverage members’ local connections and resources, especially with traditionally hard-to-reach residents in 10 Nebraska counties – Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy, Dakota, Madison, Adams, Hall, Scottsbluff, Colfax, and Dawson.

by

Nebraska Counts, a coalition of nonprofit organizations across the state, launched in October to increase 2020 U.S. census reporting for the state’s hard-to-count populations.

Because the U.S. Census Bureau cannot conduct the census alone, and its success depends on community involvement at every level, the bureau recommends forming state and community-level committees to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond.

Heather Engdahl, census director for Nebraska Counts, said the coalition will leverage members’ local connections and resources, especially with traditionally hard-to-reach residents in 10 counties – Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy, Dakota, Madison, Adams, Hall, Scottsbluff, Colfax, and Dawson.

The coalition was assembled by Civic Nebraska, the Nebraska Civic Engagement Table, and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, among other organizations.

Working from its campaign headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska Counts is coordinating statewide “Get Out the Count” efforts through educational, promotional, and actionable campaigns to enhance census efforts. This includes hiring canvassers to share information about the census and awarding mini-grants for local organizations and individuals to help promote and share the importance of completing the census.

To apply to be a Nebraska Counts canvasser, those interested can go here. For more information about Nebraska Counts, visit NebraskaCounts.org or email Engdahl at heather.engdahl@civicnebraska.org.  

Related Articles

Welcome to Nandar Win, YSEALI fellow

Nandar, of Myanmar, is in residency with Civic Nebraska this fall via the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellowship Program. Here is more about Nandar in his own words.

Busting the myth of ‘young people don’t vote’

The University of Nebraska is looking to build on its strong tradition of turning out the student vote in 2022. In 2020, the university had a 92 percent voter registration rate and a 74 percent turnout rate.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Locations

  • Lincoln HQ
    530 S. 13th St. Suite 100, Lincoln NE 68508
    402.904.5191
  • Greater Nebraska HQ
    203 N. Locust St., Grand Island NE 68801

  • Privacy Policy
  • Contact Us

After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507