Webinar: The 2020 Census: Why Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Count Matters

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Coalition on Human Needs, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Children’s Leadership Council, and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality.

The 2020 Census may seem like a long time away, but decisions are being made now in Washington that will affect the accuracy of the count.  In the past, the Census has undercounted young children, communities of color, and low income rural and urban households; very much related, immigrants also are at risk of disproportionate undercounting.  This matters a lot:  much federal funding is distributed by formulas based on population and income, and some communities will get less than they should if their residents are not accurately counted.  Further, congressional, state legislative, and municipal districts are re-drawn every ten years based on the Census count.  In 2020, for the first time, the Census Bureau will promote the Internet as the primary way to answer the census, which may increase the likelihood of an undercount in low-income communities.

In this webinar, learn from national Census experts about how we can protect and improve on the Census’ accuracy, so that low-income communities are not shortchanged.  This webinar will be useful for advocates and service providers working at the local, state, or federal levels.  If your communities receive funding based on federal or state formulas, this webinar is important to you.


  • Terri Ann Lowenthal
  • William O-Hare
  • Deborah Weinstein
  • Corrine Yu