Census 2020: Federal Updates
The Census ends in the early hours of Friday morning.
Unless Congress steps in now to save the census, the loss to the nation for the next decade will be incalculable.
Latest response rate analysis from CUNY City Mapping Service (9/21) by Steven Romalewski
Why 99% Doesn’t Equal “Complete and Accurate” (And What Congress Must Do To Fix the Problem)
SCHATZ, MURKOWSKI, SULLIVAN INTRODUCE BILL TO EXTEND KEY 2020 CENSUS DEADLINES DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Bipartisan Bill Would Help Ensure Accurate Count By Extending Deadlines To Report Data, Complete Field Operations
Census Consultant and GCIR's 2020 Convening Emerging Leader scholarship recipient, Juan Galeano sheds light on the intersection between the Movement for Black Lives and the immigrant rights movement, and calls philanthropy to action to with the shortened deadline we have to complete the census.
Find an example of a sign-on letter to the Census Bureau below.
GCIR and Philanthropy California’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Attempt to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from 2020 Census Data
In response to Trump Administration’s memorandum to remove undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census apportionment count, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and Philanthropy California issue the following statement:
The U.S. Census Bureau is adapting or delaying some of our operations to protect the health and safety of our staff and the public and make sure we get the same population counted another way. Visit this page for the lates announcements.
Census Bureau to Resume Some 2020 Census Field Operations in Select Locations. The list of the Area Census Offices (ACO) is attached below.
Statement by former Census Bureau directors supporting the Census Bureau’s decision to extend the start of field operations to June 1, 2020.
U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19
2020 Census operational adjustments due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 lockdowns make it even more challenging to ensure hard-to-count populations are accurately represented in the 2020 Census.
A joint statement on the suspension of field operations and the way forward for the Census during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A list of the changes to Census 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Updated March 21, 2020
March 18, 2020
2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020.
Beginning today, in support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone going through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions.