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August 23, 2019 –  CA.GOV

On Friday, August 23, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office met with local partners in Orange County to coordinate the State’s 2020 Census strategy. Senator Tom Umberg, co-chair, Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census, Congressmember Lou Correa, and other special guests attended and underscored the importance of a complete count in 2020. This event was one in a series of regional Census Convenings and Implementation Plan Workshops (IPW) statewide.

July 31, 2019 –  U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter

Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) held a roundtable with federal, state, and local entities and with community groups to coordinate efforts to ensure a fair count of Orange County residents in the 2020 census.

July 29, 2019 –  NPR

Courts have permanently blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But the Census Bureau is continuing to send surveys that ask about citizenship status.

June 27, 2019 – LA Times

The Supreme Court, delivering a political blow to the Trump administration and a victory for California, on Thursday refused to uphold an effort to ask all households about the citizenship of their residents as part of the 2020 census.

The policy recommendations of the National Latino Commission on Census 2020 are based on the testimony received by the Commission through hearings held throughout the nation and otherwise submitted to the Commission. A broad range of more than 50 experts from diverse population groups provided the testimony, including elected officials and government staff; civil rights and community leaders; academic researchers; and representatives of the philanthropic and business sectors.

May 23, 2019 – NALEO Educational Fund

Washington, D.C.  – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and the National Latino Commission on Census 2020 today released a new report, “The Community Speaks: A Report of the National Latino Commission on Census 2020,” during a briefing with stakeholders and partners at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  The new report from the bipartisan Latino Commission outlines the state of Census 2020 for Latinos and its findings and recommendations for how Congress, the Administration, and the U.S. Census Bureau can act now to save the upcoming decennial count and ensure that the Latino community is fully counted.

May 14, 2019 – OC Register

California is spending $100.3 million to help ensure an accurate head count next April. In addition, there’s another $54 million in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-2020 budget to boost the state’s census response. The money will help finance outreach work and media campaigns, including advertising in different languages targeting specific communities.

Apr 23, 2019 – NPR

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a legal battle with lasting implications that could dramatically affect political representation and federal funding over the next decade. The justices are weighing whether to allow the Trump administration to add a question about U.S. citizenship status to forms for the upcoming 2020 census. In multiple lawsuits brought by dozens of states, cities and other groups, three federal judges at U.S. district courts have issued rulings blocking the administration’s plans for the question. It asks, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?”