Sending Office: Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney
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Census 101: A Primer for New and Returning Staff

TODAY, February 7

1:30-2:30 PM

2247 Rayburn House Office Building

Dear Colleague:

Please join us for an important briefing with experts and stakeholders on the current state of the 2020 census. This event is open to staff and interns. 

Next year, the 2020 Census, the nation’s largest peacetime mobilization, will be in the field. The constitutionally required decennial census touches every facet of our society. Among other things, decennial census data are used to determine the allocation
of over $800 billion of federal funding, representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, and investment decisions in the public and private sectors. Given the significance of the 2020 Census and its outcome, it is imperative that every office understands
the full range of possible funding and policy issues facing the 116th Congress.

The briefing will feature presentations by several experts from the census stakeholder community:

Mr. Ed Pagano, Akin Gump—Mr. Pagano, a former Obama Administration and Senate staff with substantial appropriations expertise, will present on the unique features of the census appropriations process and the Census Bureau’s challenging
funding issues in fiscal years 2019 and 2020.

Ms. Corrine Yu, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Ms. Terry Minnis, Asian Americans advancing Justice—AAJC—Ms. Yu and Ms. Minnis are nationally recognized leaders from the civil rights community who have
spearheaded census advocacy efforts spanning two decennial censuses. Ms. Yu and Ms. Minnis will discuss policy issues, such as possible implications of the proposed citizenship question, confronting the 116th Congress.

Mr. Steve Jost, Subject Matter—Mr. Jost has years of experience working on census issues both in Congress and the Executive Branch, including serving as Associate Director for Communications at the Census Bureau. His presentation
will focus on what resources are available to help congressional staff understand 2020 Census operations and how offices can encourage their constituents’ participation.

I hope you will consider joining us for this important and timely briefing. 


Carolyn B. Maloney

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