2018 is a pivotal year on the road to the 2020 Census. Early field preparations have started; the ‘dress rehearsal’ will take place in Providence County, RI; and the Census Bureau must finalize counting methods and develop a multi-faceted communications plan. As the pace of census activities accelerates, we recap the major policy issues to watch in the coming months.
Quick Wit: Census 2020: Leveraging Our Investments for Lasting Change
A fair and accurate census is essential to a society where all people are inspired to participate.
Keynote: Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains
Table Discussions: Playing the Long Game for an Open + Equitable Democracy
Plenary Description: Power, money, and the radical right’s 60 year-long game have paid off in the anti-democratic, corporatist, racist and xenophobic policies we now see unfolding at the state and federal levels.
What Funders Need to Know About Census 2020 Operations
Tuesday, June 5th at 3pm-4pm ET | 2pm-3pm CT | 1pm-2pm MT | 12pm-1pm PT
Census 2020 is less than two years away; the time to act is now!
On June 8, the Commerce Department (which oversees the Census Bureau) invited the public to comment on the paperwork associated with the 2020 census.
A timeline for grantmakers interested in supporting a fair and accurate 2020 Census.
Thank you for your interest in our 2020 Census Funder toolkit.
Funding Advocacy Around the Census
A message from Gary Bass, Executive Director of the Bauman Foundation:
While the legal opinion linked to above was written for the Bauman Foundation, which is a private foundation, it is very helpful in providing a roadmap for how private foundations in general can play a role in promoting a fair and accurate census.
In 2016, the intelligence community sounded the alarm that our elections had been targeted with cyberattacks by Russian state actors with the intent of usurping American voters’ voices and assisting their preferred candidates.
In the wake of the Parkland shooting, it has once again become clear that the NRA has an outsized impact on policy.