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ABOUT THE IDEAS MARKET

Join emerging civic leaders and elected officials as we tackle ways to reduce under-counting and under-representation in the national census. Problem solvers from the public and private sectors come together with expert facilitators to collaborate on policy, community and tech solutions in this interactive pop-up lab experience.
 
We will develop, discuss, and vote on the best ideas to demonstrate how rapid innovation can create a more collaborative, inclusive, and effective Congress.

THE CHALLENGE:

How might we prevent under-counting and increase Black participation in the 2020 census?

 

TO GET STARTED:

  1. Text “CensusCounts” to 484848 to get updates.

  2. Read The Dossier

  3. Click Here to view and post ideas

  4. Share the lab on social for a chance to win prizes

 

LAB SCHEDULE:

Thursday September 12, 2019 | Room 146A

  • Part 1: 12:30p - 1:30p | Presentation & Panel

  • Part 2: 3:30p - 4:30p | Interactive Focus Group

INVITED SPEAKERS & GUESTS

  • Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), CBC Chair 

  • Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV), CBC Census Task Force Chair 

  • Julius Valentine Maina, Partner Coordinator at U.S. Census Bureau

  • Terry Ao Minnis, Senior Director of Census & Voting Programs at Asian Americans Advancing Justice 

  • Gerri Lawrence, Director of Development at Community Coalition of South LA

  • Kirk Samuels, Civic Engagement Coordinator of Community Coalition South LA