Census 2020 Resources

Deeper Dive into Census Advocacy

This Nov. 15 webinar featured state and national census advocates who discussed census advocacy issues.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

State of California Census Employment Opportunities

Learn about State and Census Bureau employment opportunities on the CA Census 2020 web site. Interviews are taking place for the Fresno position.

Area Census Offices to Open and Hire

The Census Bureau plans to open 248 area census offices (ACOs) to support the 2020 Census, including in Bakersfield, Merced and Stockton. The ACOs will house the managers, staff, materials and equipment needed to support the hundreds of thousands of Census Bureau employees conducting local census operations, including following up with households that do not respond, counting residents living in group housing and other enumeration operations. Learn more.


George Washington University released a report on Census-Guided Financial Assistance To Rural America. It includes a state-by-state table showing the six largest census-guided federal assistance programs for rural America. The Census Project issued a press release with a summary of the report’s highlights.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book came out on June 26 with state rankings of how kids are faring. It notes there could be a 2020 Census undercount of more than 1 million children under age 5. This would put hundreds of millions of federal dollars at risk and, in doing so, underfund programs that are critical for family stability, child well-being and providing access to opportunity. Patrick McCarthy, the president of the foundation, and Vanita Gupta, the CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, co-authored a USA Today op-ed on June 26 that notes that the 2020 Census is filled with challenges, including inadequate funding, a lack of leadership and the potential of suppressed participation due to a citizenship question and the current political environment.

Public Policy Institute of California

Californians and the 2020 Census
Video: 2020 Census: Why Is the Citizenship Question Such a Big Deal?

California Census 2020

State of California Census Resources

Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC)

Census Documents

Census Webinar

Other Resources

Get Out the Count

Articles, Blogs and Editorials

Brennan Center for Justice

This Oct. 12 blog summarizes the status of the six lawsuits challenging the citizenship question on Census 2020, including an explanation of the latest appeals to the Supreme Court.

National Public Radio

Commerce Secretary Grew Impatient Over Census Citizenship Question, Emails Reveal

The Washington Post

Wilbur Ross’s false claim to Congress that the census citizenship question was DOJ’s idea

Wilbur Ross actively pushed to add citizenship question to 2020 Census, documents show

The Mercury News

Opinion: Don’t let California’s children be undercounted in 2020: At stake in our state is more than $76 billion for federally funded programs like Medicaid and Head Start

By Moira Kenney, executive director of First 5 Association of California; John Dobard, associate director of Political Voice at Advancement Project California; and Ted Lempert, president of Children Now.

USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

Recent blogs by Ed Kissam include:
How a Census 2020 Citizenship Question Will Distort the Sociopolitical Geography of the U.S.
Voodoo Science in the Name of Ideology: Why Administrative Records Won’t Compensate for Census Non-Response
Deconstructing the Department of Justice’s “Urgent Need” for a Census 2020 Question on Citizenship

More resources to come!