Be Counted, or Be Dismissed Is the 2020 Census a Generation’s Last Hope for Representation?

July 26, 2019 - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The Indiana Convention Center // Wabash Room 2

In partnership with the U S Census Bureau

Moderator:  K. Mikel Williams, Creator, Executive Producer, & HostBlack Politics Today

Remarks: Steven Dillingham, Director, U.S. Census Bureau

Jeri Green,
Sr. Advisor on Census 2020
Jeanine Abrams McLean, Ph.D., Program Director, Fair Coun
Marina Jenkins, Litigation Director, National Redistricting Foundation
Hon. Edward “Ted” James, Louisiana State Representative (D 101); Vice Chairman of Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus
Judy Reese Morse, President & CEO, Urban League of Louisiana

The outcome of the next U.S. Census count will determine the allocation of essential services based on region population and income. The count will also decide who gets represented in Congress. These questions are critically important to all Americans, mainly black and brown communities that are both historically undercounted and the targets of voter suppression. Our panelists take a sharp look at the volatile political forces that seek to shape the upcoming census and its outcomes.