Democracy Forum 9/15/17

Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine  
Engineer: Amy Browne

Census 2020: Making Sense of the Census

Key Discussion Points:
We’ll talk about the history and evolution of the census,
Why it’s important,
Who uses census data,
What’s being planned for 2020,
What problems are on the horizon, and
Why the census matters in Maine.

Guests:
Margo Anderson, Distinguished Professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, author of the book, The American Census: A Social History uwm.edu/history/people/anderson-margo/
-Richard Taylor, Communications and Research Manager, Maine State Housing Authority

To learn more about this topic:
2020 Census Operational Plan from the Census Bureau
New Acting Director To Oversee ‘High Risk’ 2020 Census, reporting from NPR
The 2020 Census may be wildly inaccurate–and it matters more than you think, from the Brookings Institution

The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:
Starr Gilmartin
Maggie Harling
Linda Hoskins
Ann Luther
Maryann Ogonowski
Pam Person
Leah Taylor
Linda Washburn

FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org/

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