With heightened concerns nationwide about data confidentiality and diminished trust in the federal government, lawyers in all practice areas may find themselves being asked about the Census 2020, which begins nationwide in March, by their clients. This panel provides lawyers with a background on Census 2020, the content of the Census form, what the data is used for, how it will be collected, and the legal and other protections on Census data confidentiality. Lawyers will be equipped to answer basic inquiries from clients, as well as learn about the hotlines available to refer clients and others with regard to census matters.
- Terry Ao Minnis, Senior Director of Census and Voting Programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC
- Timothy Olson, Director for Field Operations, Census Bureau
- Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF
Joint Sponsor: ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities
Lupe v. Ross, 4th Circuit Order
(lawsuit challenging the addition of citizenship question to the 2020 Census)
Lupe v. Ross – Amended Complaint
(lawsuit challenging Executive Order 13880, Collecting Information about Citizenship Status in Connection with the Decennial Census)
Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau
- Census Bureau Statement on Coronavirus and the 2020 Census - 03/11/2020
- Census 101: What You Need to Know
- “The 2020 Census And Confidentiality” Factsheet
- “A History of Census Privacy Protections” Factsheet
- Ways to Respond
- Census Job Opportunities
- Promotional Materials and Guidelines
- Language Support
Courtesy of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC
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