Counting Across All Texas Regions

As we neared the halfway mark for the 2020 Census Count, we embarked on an informative and inspiring tour of Texas for a Virtual Road Trip! With over 60 socially distanced in-person and virtual/media events taking place throughout the week and the participation of hundreds of organizations, agencies, and community groups, we saw an immense variety of creative Get Out the Count events that we hope will in turn inspire efforts throughout the rest of the year.

Toolkit for Counting in Every Corner of Texas

Counting in Every Corner of Texas

Gulf Coast & East Texas

What’s Working in This Region
  • Interactive Facebook Live Events
  • Food Distribution & Food Bank Partnerships
  • Library Partnerships
  • Social Media Challenges for Churches
  • Murals Raising Census Awareness
  • Educational Videos about Parks & Public Spaces
  • Census Messaging on Public Transit
  • Caravans Raising Census Awareness
GOTC Events Here
Sightseeing Recap around Gulf Coast & East TX

South Texas & RGV

What’s Working in This Region
  • Self-Response Assistance at Community Centers, Parks, and Churches
  • Food Distribution & Food Bank Partnerships
  • Caravanas por el Censo (Car Parades for the Census)
  • Facebook Live & Zoom Census Loteria
  • Interactive & Entertaining Facebook Live Events
  • Social Media Challenges for Churches
GOTC Events Here
Sightseeing Recap around South Texas & RGV

West Texas, Panhandle, and Permian Basin

What’s Working in This Region
  • Radio Q&As for the Census
  • Interactive & Entertaining Facebook Live Events
  • Social Media Challenges for Churches
GOTC Events Here
Sightseeing Recap around West TX & Panhandle

North Texas

What’s Working in This Region
  • Festivals for Census Awareness at Community Centers & Churches
  • Food Distribution & Food Bank Partnerships
  • Caravanas por el Censo (Car Parades for the Census)
  • Interactive & Informative Facebook Live Events
  • Social Media Blasts by Organizations & Groups with Large Followings
  • Videos from Elected Officials on Social Media
GOTC Events Here
Sightseeing Recap around North Texas

Central Texas & Hill Country

What’s Working in This Region
  • Census-Focused Live Events with Influencers
  • Radio Shows Discussing the Census
  • Interactive & Entertaining Facebook Live Events (Like Zumba!)
  • Partnerships with Local Libraries for Census Story Time
  • Videos from Elected Officials on Social Media
  • Signage Promoting the Census around Towns
GOTC Events Here
Sightseeing Recap around Central Texas & Hill Country