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Voting & Elections 02.25.2019

Committee Begins Work To Ensure Accurate 2020 Census Count

State leaders are worried Rhode Island will be undercounted in the 2020 Census. A group of volunteers, including elected officials, policy makers, activists, and members of the private sector are trying to change that.

Rhode Island could lose one of its two U.S. House seats and maybe federal money too. Can it come together to ensure an accurate census count?

The last time a U.S. census form arrived in the mail, Marcela Betancur helped her mother fill it out.

Nesi’s Notes: Feb. 2

Congressman Cicilline is holding out hope that the 2020 Census will turn up enough Rhode Islanders to hold onto one of the state's two U.S. House seats. "I actually don't think it's settled," Cicilline said on this week's Newsmakers. While that's true -- and a famously aggressive effort by Massachusetts in 2000 helped the Bay State keep a 10th House seat -- it's safe to say most other observers sound far more pessimistic.

Voting & Elections 02.1.2019

All The Reasons The 2020 Census Is Shaping Up To Be A Disaster

John Marion says Rhode Island represents the “ghost of Christmas future.” Last spring, the Ocean State was home to the first and only trial run for the 2020 census, which was conducted in 637,000-strong, immigrant-heavy Providence County.

‘This is going to determine who represents you’: Experts discuss 2020 census’ effect on redistricting

Redistricting and the census are typically not in the same conversation, but census experts showed how the two go hand in hand at a conference Friday.

Voting & Elections 01.16.2019

RI Officials Cheer Court Order To Remove Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

A federal judge has rejected a proposed citizenship question for the 2020 Census. John Bender reports, Rhode Island communities were among the plaintiffs in the suit.

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