Did you know that Tulsa is in friendly competition against Oklahoma City in this year’s U.S. Census drive?
That’s how important it is for the city to obtain funds needed to support vital programs — such as housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy. Mimi Tarrasch, program director of Family & Children’s Services Women in Recovery, and other members of the 2020 Census Tulsa Regional Complete Count Committee (CCC) have specifically focused on the underserved population because the population often falls through the cracks. You can track the response rate of Tulsa County here.
The CCC, under the umbrella of the Community Service Council, is a group of representatives from local government and neighborhoods, tribes and ethnic communities, social service and planning agencies, foundations and businesses, local churches and the regional chamber of commerce, who have joined forces to ensure a complete census count for the Tulsa Region in 2020. The campaign officially started on March 12. Because of COVID-19, the following adjustments have been made:
- The self-response phase (online, phone, or mail) is extended to Aug. 14.
- Mobile questionnaire assistance is delayed, occurring from April 13 to Aug. 14.
“We are grateful to so many of you that have completed the 2020 census,” Tarrasch said.” I am counting on the Tulsa community to please stop and complete the 2020 census today if you haven’t already done so. We are trailing a bit behind Oklahoma City and the rest of the nation so please get online or complete the paper copy today. This initiative is so crucial for the growth and well-being of our city – especially now!”