Sprinting to the 2020 Census

Politico recently discussed the recent report on the census-guided geographic distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal funding:

…The Census Project, a coalition of organizations advocating for “an inclusive and accurate 2020 Census,” will unveil a report this morning highlighting the extent to which Census data guides federal funding for states and localities. Remember: “The upcoming Census survey is likely to be the most expensive and complicated in U.S. history, as POLITICO has reported — not to mention a target for online disinformation and interference — and inaccuracies could have far-reaching implications for the next decade.

—”The Census Project and our 800 national, state and local organizations and companies … frequently highlight the importance of census data to the fair distribution of federal funding,” Howard Fienberg, co-director of the Census Project, told MT. “This new report should be a screaming clarion to everyone to get out the count in 2020 … and to Congress to provide full FY20 appropriations for the 2020 Census as soon as possible.” He added that Census data guides major business decisions across every industry, including the tech sector, where “every company should be preparing their employees, partners, customers and users to respond to the 2020 Census next year and deliver a fair and accurate count.” Tech giants’ approach to safeguarding the 2020 Census remains a test case for how successfully they’ll protect the 2020 election, and we expect to see more scrutiny of those efforts between now and Census Day in April.

– “SPRINT TO THE 2020 CENSUS,” in Politico’s Morning Tech on November 18, 2019.