The Columbia South Carolina Complete Count Committee
The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. Participation by everyone in the Census is necessary for an accurate and fair allocation of resources and funding over the next decade. State and local governments, community based organizations, faith-based groups, schools, businesses, the media, and others can play a key role in educating and motivating residents to participate in the 2020 Census.
To encourage a complete and accurate count, the U.S. Census Bureau has established the Complete Count Committees (CCC) program. A CCC is a volunteer committee comprised of local government and community leaders or organizations. CCCs serve as local “census ambassadors” that seek to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census.
CCCs are of critical importance in communities that are traditionally hard to survey because they include trusted community leaders. These leaders have a greater ability to connect with and engage area residents. Additionally, they can help overcome cultural, economic, linguistic, or technological barriers to census participation.