Montgomery County is taking unprecedented steps to encourage participation in the 2020 Census — a trend rippling through the rest of the state.
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.
In an effort to maximize the state’s population count in the 2020 U.S.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is one of more than 33 PSO organizations that signed a letter opposing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Social movements require bold responses, especially when government policy would directly discriminate against classes of people. We are active in our fight for equity, and we can be active in this battle over the Census question, writes Horizon Foundation CEO and Maryland Philanthropy Network Board Member Nikki Highsmith Vernick.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Laura Speer, head of the national Kids Count project at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Speer says the 2020 Census is likely to undercount as many as one million children in America.