Background Briefing: Experts Discuss 2020 Census Funding, Operational Issues

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, May 1 at 12:00 p.m. ET, census experts will host a telephone background briefing on the funding and operational issues facing the 2020 Census. Experts will discuss key milestones, ways to measure census accuracy, and major operational and field infrastructure preparations for 2018 and 2019.

The 2020 Census will be in full swing in less than two years, and this is a critical period on the path toward a fair and accurate census.

The census—the once-every-decade attempt to count every person in the United States—is required by the U.S. Constitution and getting it right is important to everyone. The data gathered in the 2020 Census will be used to allocate congressional seats and electoral college votes among the states and to draw lines for congressional, state and local voting districts; to allocate more than $800 billion annually in federal funding; and to implement and enforce civil rights laws.

Additional background information can be found below:

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WHEN: Tuesday, May 1 at 12:00 p.m. ET


  • Joseph J. Salvo, director, Population Division of the NYC Department of Planning
  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, former Staff Director, House Census and Population Subcommittee, and consultant to The Leadership Conference Education Fund