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Census 2020: What’s at Stake, and Why Now is the Time to Care

With a dramatically reduced budget, a new system for categorizing race, an unprecedented proposal to count only American citizens, and a move to all-digital implementation (that’s right, no more knocks on the door), the plan for the 2020 Census has many policymakers and close observers deeply concerned. Changes like these, combined with the charged political climate around immigrants and race, could ultimately result in a deeply flawed count. Who stands to be left out, and what is the potential impact on our democracy?

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Audio/Video: Demographics

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