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Thursday, May 31 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
How Local Communities can Prepare for a Successful 2020 Census Count

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How Local Communities can Prepare for a Successful 2020 Census Count

Amy Deora, Director of Government Analytics, Civis Analytics 
Chris Dick, Applied Data Science Manager, Civis Analytics

DESCRIPTION: The decennial census count underlies congressional representation, and more than $600 billion of Federal funding decisions. Since the last census in 2010, there has been a marked decline in trust in social institutions, particularly the federal government. When people trust the government less, they are often less likely to respond to government requests for information. In particular, a potential citizenship question on the 2020 census may be of concern to immigrant communities. Finally, a limited budget for communications and outreach at the Federal level makes it crucial that states, cities, and localities are pro-actively involved to make sure their citizens are counted. In this session, we'll talk about the resources available to prepare for the census, and steps that cities, counties, and community based organizations can take to make sure their citizens are engaged and ready to participate.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: State and local government community engagement leaders, and those responsible for local response to the 2020 census. Funders and community-based organizations that work with traditionally undercounted populations, including young children, rural populations, and immigrant communities.

Thursday May 31, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom A & B