Counting in the Wake of Controversy: (11/15/2019)



"Counting in the Wake of Controversy:

Can the 2020 Census Overcome

Unprecedented Challenges?"


Friday, November 15, 2019 ♦ 12 Noon



Terri Ann Lowenthal


National Census Day is April 1, 2020.  This will be the first U.S. Census to offer options to respond online, by phone, and by paper questionnaire. 

In July, after the Supreme Court threw an unexpected roadblock in its path, the Trump administration dropped its effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, but the effects of the months-long controversy on participation are unknown. The 2020 Census faces other unprecedented threats, including cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns.  Will the 2020 Census be fair and accurate enough to provide the vital data on which every community and sector rely for sound decision-making and planning for the next decade?

Join us as Terri Ann Lowenthal, a nationally recognized expert on the census and a consultant specializing in the census, federal statistical system and the use of data for policymaking, answers your questions about the 2020 Census.

About our Speaker

Terri advises FCCO’s Funders Census Initiative (FCI 2020), a coalition of foundations and philanthropic-serving organizations that support a fair and accurate census; The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; state and local government associations; business; and other stakeholders, on census policy and operational issues. She has held important staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate and was staff director of the House census oversight subcommittee from 1987-94.  She covered the Census Bureau Federal statistical activities for the 2008 Obama Presidential Transition Team.

Please join us with a guest on Friday, November 15th for what will be a timely and informative talk.

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Cancellation & RSVP Deadline:

Wednesday, Nov. 13th. No refunds will be honored thereafter.



Luncheon Details:


Meeting dateFriday, November 15, 2019


Time: 12noon – 2:00pm


Where: Yale Club of New York, E. 44th St. & Vanderbilt Ave., 18th Fl.


Luncheon Fees: 


MRC Members - $95.00  Click link: Pay with Credit card


Guests - $105.00 - Prepayment REQUIRED. Click link: Pay with Credit Card


Cancellation & RSVP Deadline:

Wednesday, Nov. 13th. No refunds will be honored thereafter.



Reminder: MRC Active Members MUST ATTEND AT LEAST TWO (2) luncheon programs to maintain membership status.



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