The next U.S. census will begin on April 1, 2020. Every ten years, the census aims to count every resident in the United States and capture critical population data.
Join Maryland Nonprofits for a session that will bring together a variety of perspectives to discuss what the decennial census means for the nonprofit sector and our role in ensuring an accurate count.
This is one of the few opportunities for philanthropy to make its case that the citizenship question should be removed from the census questionnaire. Regardless of whether public comments will move the Trump administration to reverse its decision, this establishes an important record for the public, Congress and the courts to consider.
Join us to learn more about important milestones before and during the 2020 Census, and ways your foundation can support "Get Out the Count" activities, including participation in state and local Complete Count Committees.
"If you underfund the Census, you get an undercount," says Kenneth Prewitt, who directed the bureau during the 2000 Census.
Join us for a conversation about why the census matters and the role that philanthropy can play in ensuring a fair and accurate count. Data from the census drives key decisions made by government, business, nonprofits and philanthropy.
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Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution mandates an enumeration every ten years of a jurisdiction’s population to apportion congressional representation to the states. Pursuant to Section 141 of Title 13 of the United States Code, the next Federal Decennial Census of the population and housing will be taken on April 1, 2020.