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Census 2020: Litigation, Data Confidentiality, and Getting Out the Count

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The results of the 2020 census will determine the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the upcoming decade. Over the past ten years, the country’s population has grown and shifted considerably. Trends indicate 16 states could see a shift in congressional reapportionment in 2020. Now more than ever, undercounts in the census could mean the difference between gaining or losing a Congressional seat.


  • Hansi Lo Wang (Moderator), Correspondent, National Desk | National Public Radio
  • Timothy P. Olson, Associate Director for Field Operations | US Census Bureau
  • Thomas A. Saenz, President & General Counsel | MALDEF
  • Terry Ao Minnis, Senior Director of Census & Voting Programs | Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Thomas P. Wolf, Democracy Program Counsel | Brennan Center for Justice
  • Leslie S. Ginzel, Attorney & Homeless Advocate | Beacon Law, ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty

Additional Materials

Everyone Counts in the 2020 Census -  Timothy P. Olson, U.S. Census Bureau

Federal Laws That Protect Census Confidentiality - Brennan Center for Justice