Senate Holds Field Hearing to Examine 2020 Census and Impact on City of Detroit

On July 25, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, convened a field hearing, “Reviewing the 2022 Census: Local Perspectives in Michigan.” The purpose of the hearing was to examine the impact of the 2020 Census on local communities and, more specifically, to discuss a challenge that the City of Detroit has filed with the U.S. Census Bureau regarding its enumeration.

The witnesses were:  

The Honorable Michael E. Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit

Jeffrey Morenoff, Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, University of Michigan

N. Charles Anderson, President and CEO, Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Jane Garcia, Vice Chair, Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development

Maha Freij, President and CEO, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Kelley Kuhn, President and CEO, Michigan Nonprofit Association

Mary Jo Hoeksema, The Census Project Co-Director and Director of Government and Public Affairs, Population Association of America/Association of Population Centers, did a blog on the hearing focusing on the testimony that her colleague, Dr. Jeffrey Morenoff, delivered.