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Getting to the Point on the 2020 Census

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

State and local leaders discussed the importance of completing the 2020 Census; the impact the Census has on federal, state, and local government; and the challenges of reaching hard-to- count populations, especially during a global pandemic. The panel also dispelled myths surrounding the Census, including the data that are collected and how they are used.

Moderated by the Lisa Moore, Assistant New York Regional Census Manager, US Census Bureau, the conversation included:

Jeff Behler, New York Regional Director, US Census Bureau

State Representative Paul Mark (D-Peru), Chair, House Committee on Redistricting

Vatsady Sivongxay, Massachusetts Statewide Complete Count Committee Coordinator, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Sebastian Zapata, Census Liaison, City of Boston

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