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July 2 Statement From Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Census https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/1376City Council District 17/2/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1376/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgJuly 2 Statement From Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Census <div class="ExternalClass7E6688ACA73B45F39410283FF5006B32"><html> <p style="text-align:center;">​<strong>Postcards Encouraging Households to Respond to 2020 Census Sent to P.O. Boxes <br></strong></p>“As of July 1, 59.7 percent of households in Phoenix responded to the census, statewide 5804 percent, and nationally 61.9 percent of households have responded. <br><br>The Census Bureau is sending <a target="_blank" href="https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial/2020/resources/mailings/Reminders/Reminder-Postcard_D-PB-E.pdf"><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 255);">postcards</span></a> to about 1.3 million post office boxes in communities that are required to use P.O. boxes for mail delivery. The postcards alert households that a census taker may drop off census invitations or visit later to interview them.<br><br>The Census Bureau does not mail census invitations to P.O. boxes because each census response must be associated with the physical location where people live, not where they receive mail. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed delivery of census invitation packets to some communities, but census takers have <a target="_blank" href="https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2020/delivery-completed.html"><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 255);">dropped off 96 percent of the packets as of June 18, 2020</span></a>. Households are encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census as soon as they receive their invitation packet. When responding, these households are also encouraged to use the Census ID provided in the packet or their street address – not their P.O. box number.<br> <br>There are three ways to respond:<span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 255);"> </span><a target="_blank" href="https://icount2020.info/"><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 255);">iCount2020.info</span>​</a>; 1-844-330-2020 English, 1-844-468-2020 Spanish; or by mail.  If you have any questions, call my office at 602-262-7444."<br> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1District 1TheldaWilliams
June 26 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Census https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/1364City Council District 16/26/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1364/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgJune 26 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Census <div class="ExternalClass838990E4FCB840178796DB9BAB43509B"><html> <div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <em style="">​</em><strong style=""> </strong><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;text-align:left;"><strong style=""><em style="">C</em></strong></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;text-align:left;"><strong style=""><em style="">ensus Bureau Sends 2020 Census Reminder Before Census Takers Visit</em></strong></span></span></div><p><br></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“As of June 25, 59.5 percent of households in Phoenix responded to the census, statewide 58.3 percent, and nationally 61.6 percent of households have responded. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">​​The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will send an <a href="https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial/2020/resources/mailings/Reminders/Reminder-Postcard_D-P6.pdf" target="_blank">additional reminder postcard</a> to households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The postcard is scheduled to arrive between July 22 and July 28, a few weeks before census takers are set to begin visiting most households that haven't responded. Please take the time to respond to the 2020 Census.​​</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">There are three ways to respond:<a href="https://icount2020.info/" target="_blank"> iCount2020.info​</a>; 1-844-330-2020 English, 1-844-468-2020 Spanish; or by mail.  If you have any questions, call my office at 602-262-7444."</span><br></span></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1District 1TheldaWilliams
June 19 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Censushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/1358City Council District 16/19/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1358/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgJune 19 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Census<div class="ExternalClass86B09E88D8CE4F149FBBDF8BB179ED2E"><html> <p></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>Have you been counted in the 2020 Census?</strong> </p>“As of June 18, 59.4 percent of households in Phoenix responded to the census, statewide 58.1 percent, and nationally 61.6 percent of households have responded. <br><br>Currently, nearly four out of 10 households have yet to respond to the 2020 Census, which is why I along with the Census Bureau urge every household to complete it as soon as possible online, by phone or by mail. Households that do not respond to the invitation will be visited by a census taker. Your response shapes decisions about how public funds are spent for schools, fire and emergency services, and health care for your community.  <br> <br>There are three ways to respond: <a href="file://one/clk/PERM/PCC/DIST1/Statements/iCount2020.info" target="_blank">iCount2020.info</a>; 1-844-330-2020 English, 1-844-468-2020 Spanish; or by mail.  If you have any questions, call my office at 602-262-7444."<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1District 1TheldaWilliams
June 12 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Censushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/1337City Council District 16/12/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1337/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgJune 12 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Census<div class="ExternalClassB2C2BFEBB54A46188BB88648560C5894"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"><strong>​Count for your community!  </strong></span><br></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“As of June 11, 59.1 percent of households in Phoenix responded to the census, statewide 57.2 percent, and nationally 60.9 percent of households have responded.</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">There are three ways to respond:</span><a href="https://icount2020.info/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> iCount2​020.info​</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">; 1-844-330-2020 English, 1-844-468-2020 Spanish; or by mail.  If you have any questions, call my office at 602-262-7444."​</span><br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1District 1TheldaWilliams
June 5 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Censushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/1318City Council District 16/5/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1318/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgJune 5 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Census<div class="ExternalClassE7CA22DFAFCE44498FEAC414C02ED525"><html> <div style="text-align:center;"> <strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Have you been counted in the 2020 Census?</strong></div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </strong> </div>“As of June 4, 58.9 percent of households in Phoenix responded to the census, statewide 57.0 percent, and nationally 60.7 percent of households have responded.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>There are three ways to respond: </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="file://one/clk/PERM/PCC/DIST1/Statements/iCount2020.info" target="_blank">iCount2020.info</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">; 1-844-330-2020 English, 1-844-468-2020 Spanish; or by mail.  If you have any questions, call my office at 602-262-7444."<br><br></span><p style="text-align:center;"><img style="margin:5px;width:448px;height:314px;" src="/district1site/MediaAssets/Census.jpg" /><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1District 1TheldaWilliams
2020 Census—Have you been counted?https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/1299City Council District 15/29/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1299/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpg2020 Census—Have you been counted?<div class="ExternalClass741FB4E4340941AAB604B3427B2D5E7D"><html> ​“As of May 28, 58.5 percent of households in Phoenix responded to the census, statewide 56.7 percent, and nationally 60.3 percent of households have responded.<br><br>There are three ways to respond: <a href="file://one/clk/PERM/PCC/DIST1/Statements/iCount2020.info" target="_blank">iCount2020.info</a>; 1-844-330-2020 English, 1-844-468-2020 Spanish; or by mail.  If you have any questions, call my office at 602-262-7444."<br><div style="text-align:center;"><img style="margin:5px;width:356px;height:310px;" src="/district1site/MediaAssets/D1Census.png" />​<br><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1District 1TheldaWilliams
May 22 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Censushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/1268City Council District 15/22/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1268/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgMay 22 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Census<div class="ExternalClassF051F1094E9C44D3B883E3F71F87EE3F"><html>​“As of May 21, 58.1 percent of households in Phoenix responded to the census, which is higher than the statewide response rate of 56.4 percent, but still lower than the national average of 59.9 percent.<br><br>This week, the Census Bureau released a report about populations in cities in the southern and western regions in the United States that experienced rapid growth since 2010.  <br><br>Among the 15 U.S. cities or towns with populations of 50,000 or more as of April 1, 2010, that had the largest numeric increases since 2010, eight were located in the South, five in the West, and one each in the Northeast and the Midwest. Phoenix, Ariz., tops the list of the 15 largest numeric gainers with an increase of over 234,300 people or an average of 25,330 people per year between 2010 and 2019. <br><br>In the Census Bureau's list for population gain from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, Phoenix, Ariz., once again tops this list to mark the largest numeric gain: an average increase of 72 people per day between July 1, 2018, and July 1, 2019. <br><br>This report highlights how rapidly Phoenix is growing and how important it is for essential services to meet the needs of that rapid growth.  It also highlights the urgent need for Phoenix residents to respond to the 2020 Census so that our fair share of federal resources matches our growth.  These vital funds are used for programs and services including libraries, transportation, education, public health, Head Start, senior services, housing, arts and culture and more.<br><br>There are three ways to respond: <a href="https://icount2020.info/" target="_blank">iCount2020.info</a>; 1-844-330-2020 English, 1-844-468-2020 Spanish; or by mail.  If you have any questions, call my office at 602-262-7444."​<br><br><p style="text-align:center;"><img style="margin:5px;width:503px;" alt="" src="/district1site/MediaAssets/Census%202020_Pic.jpg" />​</p><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1District 1TheldaWilliams
May 15 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Censushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/1236City Council District 15/15/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1236/EW8Cl6lWsAs7Xu1.jfifMay 15 Statement from Councilwoman Williams on the 2020 Census<div class="ExternalClassAA708971210044E5A311314BB50F3E3B"><html> <p> </p>“As of May 14, 57.4 percent of households in Phoenix responded to the census, which is higher than the statewide response rate of 55.8 percent, but still lower than the national average of 59.3 percent.<br><br>In District 1, which covers northwest Phoenix, the response rate is between 79.5 and 42 percent. In north west Phoenix we have several needs that will require federal funding over the next 10 years.  Simply put, if we don't participate we will be overlooked. We cannot afford to miss out on any federal dollars for essential services.<br><br>At this time, undercounted census tracts in the city of Phoenix are performing below the 2020 Census self-responding average. In Phoenix, the self-response rate average is 57 percent; however, this month, there are some Phoenix census tracts with a response rate as low as 7 percent and many below 35 percent. Even though the deadline to self-respond to the 2020 Census was extended because of COVID-19, having more time might cause increased procrastination.<br><br>Now through May 31, canvassing is occurring in the area bounded by the Interstate 17, Pinnacle Peak Road and the Pima Highway or Loop 101. Trained canvassers will conduct door hanger drop offs to households that area to encourage census participation.<br><br>Canvassers will follow guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as they do this important work. Individuals will wear masks, gloves and practice “contactless" strategies. The door hangers will be minimally handled before being dropped off. <br><br>It is understandable that residents are experiencing disruptions created by COVID-19 and find themselves dealing with more pressing issues delaying census response.  It is important to note that an accurate population count in the city ultimately helps with all types of funding including dollars allocated to cities for emergencies like what we are experiencing with COVID-19. Please take a few minutes and respond to the 2020 Census.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>There are three ways to respond: </span><a target="_blank" href="https://icount2020.info/" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">iCount2020.info</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">; 1-844-330-2020 English, 1-844-468-2020 Spanish; or by mail.  If you have any questions, call my office at 602-262-7444."</span><br>​ <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1District 1TheldaWilliams

 

 

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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass3A20C750F0494BAAA7926AA5A46FAD6F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM10/30/2020 8:18:55 PM

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