Thursday, 29. November 2018, 900 University Avenue, Census 2020 Challenges and Opportunities

Census 2020 Challenges and Opportunities 
Seminar: Ditas Katague (Director, California Complete Count)
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With its highly diverse population and size, the State of California faces the greatest barriers in the nation to ensure that it receives an accurate count and thus receives an equitable share of funding and representation.
To overcome these challenges, the State is undertaking an extensive outreach strategy for the federal 2020 Census to encourage full participation among State residents.
The State has focused its outreach and communication efforts on the areas of greatest impact: communities historically undercounted in the Census. These “hard to count” (HTC) populations are defined by the U. S. Census Bureau using several variables, including but not limited to: housing conditions, low-income status, citizen and non-citizen status, reliance on languages other than English, mobility, and displacement by disasters. 
Census 2020 brings new challenges and opportunities, including an online survey and underfunding at the Federal level. The State of California is looking for “trusted messengers” to help reach hard-to-count communities.

Speaker Bio: 
Ditas Katague is currently the Director of the California Complete Count Office for the State of California. She also serves as the Chair of the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee (NAC) on Race, Ethnicities and Other Populations. Katague served as the Director of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Census 2010 project. In 2000, as Chief Deputy Campaign Director for the Governor’s Census 2000 California Complete Count campaign, she led a groundbreaking multi-lingual, multi-media outreach effort that resulted in a mail-in return rate that outpaced the entire nation.  She is an expert in multi-ethnic outreach and civic engagement. Ditas most recently served as Chief of Staff to the California Public Utilities Commissioner Catherine Sandoval where she improved public participation and access to the energy and telecommunications utility rate and regulation process. Since 1998, she has served on the Advisory Board for the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

Census 2020 Challenges and Opportunities

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