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2020 Census: Counting the Central Valley

November 15, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

The decennial census plays an essential role in American democracy. The stakes are huge for California—political representation and federal dollars are on the line—and 2020 is fast approaching. Home to 4.3 million people, the San Joaquin Valley may be one of the state’s hardest-to-count regions. What are the key challenges for valley communities and how are leaders working together to ensure an accurate count?

Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. This event will also be webcast live.

This event is supported with funding from the California Community Foundation, the California Endowment, California Health Care FoundationSilicon Valley Community Foundation, and Sunlight Giving.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Alexia Cortez, government affairs associate, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Joseph Hayes, research associate, PPIC

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Maria Jeans, program coordinator, The Maddy Institute
Jesus Martinez, executive director, Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative, and member, California Complete Count Committee
Cindy Quezada, senior program officer, Sierra Health Foundation
Don Saylor, supervisor, District 2, Yolo County

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Beth Elder
Event Contact


Are there videos of PPIC events?

Yes, we record most of our events and make the video available on the PPIC event page within a couple days of the event.

Do you accept walk-in registration at PPIC events?

We accept walk-ins as room capacity permits. If you have questions about a specific event, contact Kelly Holt at

How do I learn about your event series sponsors?

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

Speaker Series on California’s Future

The Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance. The series is supported by a variety of sponsors.

Sutton Family Speaker Series

The Sutton Family Speaker Series—made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton—features leaders and experts who have bold, innovative ideas that can help inspire much-needed change in California’s higher education system.

May I submit a question for the event speaker and/or panelists?

Before the event, questions may be submitted for consideration to Kelly Holt at At this time, questions submitted during the event may not be accepted.

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