The 2020 Census: Why it Matters & What to Expect with John Thompson
Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 6:30pm
The 2020 Census: Why it Matters & What to Expect
with John H. Thompson, Former Director U.S. Census Bureau
The 2020 Census results will be of great importance to our nation. They will be used for reapportioning Congress and the Electoral College. The results will also inform many other important functions of our country including: redrawing voting districts; allocating federal funds annually; informing policy development; providing critical information for state, local and tribal government planning; and supplying vital information to businesses to generate growth and jobs.
Inaccuracies or errors in the 2020 Census will have grave consequences for the subsequent 10-year period. Thompson will give a high-level description of Census methodology and discuss issues and potential problems ahead of the 2020 Census.