Conference Call: The Census and The States

04/01/2010 - 4:00pm

Progressive States Network hosted a national conference call on Census Day, Thursday, April 1st at 3 pm EST to discuss the implications of the decennial Census for state and local communities and how states can maximize their benefits from engaging with the Census process. 

On the call, speakers discussed best practices in state and local coordination on the Census; outlined lessons learned from the 2000 Census and how they can be applied to this year's effort; highlighted outreach and education strategies to include hard-to-count communities, including rural populations, in the Census tally; and proactive legislative action states can take to ensure fair redistricting practices.

Speakers on the call included: