The 2020 Census and American Community Survey (ACS) face significant challenges in Congress, and data users outside of the nation’s capital often ask if there’s anything they can do to support these seminal Census Bureau programs. In fact, state and local voices have a great deal of credibility and influence with members of Congress and can play a key role in educating lawmakers about the importance of census and ACS data and the benefits to communities “back home.”
The Census Project, a diverse coalition of census and ACS stakeholders spanning virtually every economic and social sector, has produced a Toolkit to help state and local organizations build coalitions in support of an accurate census and comprehensive, reliable ACS. The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is partnering with The Census Project to unveil and explain the toolkit through this webinar.
- Warren Brown, President, APDU email@example.com
- Census Project Overview
Phil Sparks, Co-Director, The Census Project
- Presentation: “Supporting the Census and ACS: A Toolkit for Coalition-Building”
Joan Naymark, Executive Director, MACS – Minnesotans for the American Community Survey