Press Call – 2020 Census Continues: Advocates to Outline Next Steps to Ensure Equity and Accuracy

2020 Census News 10.19,20

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

Contact: Charmaine Riley, [email protected], 202.548.7166

WASHINGTON— After the Trump administration ended 2020 Census data collection two weeks earlier than the Census Bureau’s COVID-19 adjusted operational timeline, advocates are concerned that marginalized communities of color will once again be left out of the count. Civil rights advocates will outline key steps that must be taken as the Census Bureau moves into the data quality, processing, and tabulation phase of the 2020 Census.

Please RSVP to attend.

WHAT:          Ensuring Equity and Accuracy in 2020 Census Data

 

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

 

WHO:            

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Arturo Vargas, CEO, NALEO Educational Fund

John C. Yang, president and executive director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

Kevin Allis, CEO, National Congress of American Indians

Marc Morial, president and CEO, National Urban League

John Thompson, former director of the United States Census Bureau

 

WHERE:       Please RSVP at the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J17iKBrEQCWXyiq_-8GxbQ

 

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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit civilrights.org.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation’s members are: Advancing Justice | AAJC (Washington, DC), Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Advancing Justice – Atlanta, and Advancing Justice | Chicago.

NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-partisan, non-profit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights. For more information, visit www.ncai.org

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. The National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its 90 local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people annually nationwide. Visit www.nul.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @NatUrbanLeague.