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Connecticut Nonprofits Say An Accurate Count Is Crucial In 2020 Census

It's officially 2020, which means you may see a census taker knocking on your door this Spring. 

The decennial census also will be online. This hour, we talk with NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang about efforts to count everyone who lives in the United States, and why it matters.

And later, we hear from local nonprofits about whether the state of Connecticut is spending enough on Census outreach. Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz will join us to talk about the state’s efforts.  

Got a question about the 2020 census?


  • Hansi Lo Wang - NPR National Correspondent covering the 2020 Census (@hansilowang)
  • Jay Williams - President, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Joan Cruz - Director of Special Projects, Hispanic Health Council
  • Susan Bysiewicz – Lieutenant Governor of the State of Connecticut (@LGSusanB

The Connecticut Data Collaborative is co-sponsoring a series of workshops on the census for nonprofits in Connecticut. See the schedule of workshops here:

  • Friday, January 10 - Middletown, 2:30-3:30 pm, MARC Community Resources, 124 Washington Street.  Registration
  • Tuesday, January 14 - Norwalk, 2:00-3:00 pm, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue. Registration
  • Thursday, January 16 - Waterbury, 9:30-10:30 am, CT Counseling Centers, 50 Brookside Road (presented by the CT Community Foundation)  Registration
  • Wednesday, January 22 - New Haven, 2:00-3:00 pm, 70 Audubon Street.  Registration
  • Wednesday, January 29 - Hartford, 1:00-2:00 pm, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10 Columbus Avenue. Registration

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