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Unpacking the Census at the Brooklyn Historical Society

The 2020 Census narrowly avoided significant damage with the Trump Administration’s failed attempt to add a citizenship question to the counting process.

Yet, as Census Day approaches, the once-in-a-decade headcount faces—or will soon face—many other threats: from concerns about the safety of participating in the count to the impact of politics on the census process. At stake is the basic integrity of our democracy, with America’s immigrant communities and communities of color facing the biggest challenges to being counted fully and fairly. Despite these threats, attorneys and their allies have been working around-the-clock to keep the census on track with advocacy, organizing, litigation, communications, and more.

Join leading experts Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Adriel Cepeda Derieux of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project; and Thomas Wolf, counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program, for an important conversation about the efforts to guide the 2020 Count safely through troubled waters.

Presented in partnership with the Brennan Center for Justice.

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