Tool or Template: 2020 Census Postcard

Tool or Template: 2020 Census Postcard

Note: For Census updates related to COVID-19, visit the Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Press Kit.

This postcard, originally developed by the International Rescue Committee, is designed to educate clients about the 2020 Census. It includes brief information on what the Census is, why it is important, what clients can expect, and what clients will be asked to do.

This postcard can be printed and mailed to clients as part of Census outreach and education, or printed and handed out in the course of cultural orientation, immigration services, etc. It is provided in 11 languages as a fillable .PDF file, with spaces to insert your organization’s logo, name, and contact information. For additional outreach materials, see the 2020 Census Flyer, also developed by the IRC and available in the Switchboard Resource Library.

Instructions for Editing .PDF Files

To edit images:

  • Click on the placeholder icon in center of the blank image (center right or center left within the file).
  • On the window that comes up, click “Browse” and find your logo file (.JPEG or .PNG).
  • Hit “Select” and then “Ok” to insert image into document.
  • The logo will insert in both image locations automatically.
  • The logo can be changed by clicking on inserted logo and selecting another image in the same manner.

To edit text:

  • To edit text, click on the “Organization Name” or “Click and type your contact information here” sections. 
  • Highlight the placeholder text and delete it.
  • Type in your correct organization name and contact  information.
  • You can also type in the mailing address, or leave blank and handwrite after printing.

To save and print:

  • Click File > Save As.
  • Type in a new name for your customized file and click “Save”.
  • Print in 4×6 inch format at a local printer or using an online printing service.

Topic(s): Community Engagement
Resource Type: Tool or Template

Date: February 20, 2020
Language(s): Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Pashto, Spanish, Swahili
Target Audience(s): General Public, Newcomer
Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
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