Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Delaware B
    Floor: Lobby Level

    The 2020 Census is one of the most important civil rights issues facing the country. Every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau counts the number of people who live in the United States and collects important demographic information. An accurate decennial census is the foundation for efforts to ensure fair representation, full participation in the political process, and adequate spending on critical federal programs. This panel will explore a range of civil rights challenges raised by the 2020 Census for communities of color and other traditionally marginalized communities. Topics discussed will include the potential impact of proposed changes to the race and ethnicity question; the proposal to add a question about citizenship; the potential undercount of historically hard-to-count populations such as low-income households, people of color, immigrants, and young children; and the impact of prison-based gerrymandering.
    Business meeting held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7:00 am. 

Session Speakers
Organization: ACLU Voting Rights Project

Organization: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Organization: University of California at Berkeley Sociology Department

Organization: University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Organization: University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5100] Civil Rights, Co-Sponsored by Minority Groups - Implications of the 2020 Census for Traditionally Marginalized Communities: $0.00