Date: July 13, 2020

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Date(s) - 07/14/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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U.S. Census Bureau to Share 2020 Outreach Updates about Black/African American Communities


Members of the media covering Black/ African Americans interest are invited to participate in a telephone news conference featuring U.S. Census Bureau leadership discussing 2020 Census operational updates and efforts to ensure a complete count of Black communities. Topics of discussion include adjustments made to 2020 Census field operations due to COVID-19, current response rates for the Chicago region (MN, WI MI, IA, IL, IN, MO, AR), upcoming field operations including the Nonresponse Followup Operation, and the effort to secure a complete count in the Black/ African American community across ages, languages and backgrounds. Media Q&A will follow the briefing.


• Marilyn A. Sander Regional Director, Chicago Region U.S. Census Bureau

• Kara Wilkins, Arkansas Counts Coordinator

• Kareem Butler, Policy Coordinator, Chicago Urban League

• Austin Patrick, Strategist, Team Y&R


Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10 a.m. CST


Teleconference details will be provided upon RSVP. Question and answer participation is limited to media only following the presentation.


Please RSVP to this Eventbrite by Monday, July 13, 2020


For media who are interested in an interview with a Census Bureau spokesperson, please contact or call 814.876.0640

Online Press Kit:

Access the Census Bureau’s Black/African American 2020 electronic press kit on the Census Bureau Newsroom here.

For more information, visit

Connect with us on social media: @uscensusbureau, #2020Census.

2020 Census Black/African American Chicago Teleconference Media Briefing