The 2020 Census: Vanita Gupta and Wendy Weiser on What's at Stake
NYU School of Law's Vanderbilt Hall: Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
(at corner of Macdougal)
New York, NY 10012
12:00 p.m. - Check-in
12:30 p.m. - Program
Every ten years, the federal government conducts the census of all people in the United States. The stakes are extraordinarily high. The tally determines everything from the allocation of congressional seats and the shape of legislative districts, to the flow of vast amounts of government funds. Political pressure is especially high this time, as demographic change tranforms the country. In all, it's a potential crisis looming ahead – with huge ramifications for civil rights and government policy for years to come.
How could budgetary constraints, new and untested technologies, and potential political interference create obstacles to an accurate count? What are the steps engaged organizations and individuals can take to increase the likelihood of a successful census?
Join civil rights leader Vanita Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Wendy Weiser, Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and a panel of experts who will unpack the many questions and challenges of the upcoming census. They will spotlight work that litigators are doing to bolster the health of the census and ensure the decisions that will impact our society in political and economic ways are made are based on honest and accurate calculations.
Vanita Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Wendy Weiser, Director, Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
In partnership with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.