2020 Census Challenges

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (12pm - 1pm US/Central)

* You must be a current member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals Special Interest Section (PLLIP-SIS) in order to attend this webinar.

Why is this census different than our other census? What are the benefits and disadvantages of the 2020 census? These 2020 numbers will shape how political power and our federal tax dollars will be shared in the next 10 years. Join PLLIP and our speaker, Terri Ann Lowenthal, census consultant, as she explains, explores and addresses the potential impacts to our country in terms of legislature, legal issues, financing, etc.


Terri Ann Lowenthal is a nationally recognized expert, consultant, and frequent speaker on the U.S. census and policy issues affecting federal statistics. During a 14-year career as a congressional aide in both the House and Senate, she was staff director of the House census oversight subcommittee from 1987-94 and later covered the Census Bureau and broader federal statistical activities for the 2008 Obama Presidential Transition Team. She now advises FCCPs Funders Census Initiative (FCI 2020), a coalition of foundations and philanthropic-serving organizations that support a fair and accurate census; The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; state and local government associations and officials; business and industry data users; and other stakeholders, on census policy and operational issues. Terri Ann holds a B.A. in Africana Studies from Cornell University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


1. Participants will be able to understand how information for the 2020 census will be gathered, and distributed to obtain an accurate census.

2. Participants will be able to identify legal issues and statistics streaming from the gathered information, and how it will affect our government, voting rights, and future programs and funding.

Please direct any questions regarding this webinar to Lindsey Carpino and Denise Pagh.