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Preparing California for Census 2020

2019 Speaker Series on California’s Future
March 25, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sheraton Grand Hotel
Magnolia/Camellia rooms
1230 J Street, lower level
Sacramento, CA 95814


About the Program

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. With political representation and billions in federal funds on the line, the importance of an accurate count cannot be overstated. Is California prepared? This event will feature distinguished leaders and experts from the state and local levels, assessing readiness and discussing the actions needed to ensure an accurate census next year.

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


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available

12:00 p.m. Welcome
Maria Blanco, executive director, University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center

12:05 p.m. Opening Conversation
Alex Padilla, California secretary of state
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Karthick Ramakrishnan, founding director, Center for Social Innovation, University of California, Riverside
Marc Berman, member, California State Assembly
Sarah Bohn, senior fellow and director of research, PPIC
Ditas Katague, director, California Complete Count
Melina Sanchez, program officer, civic participation, The James Irvine Foundation

1:20 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn



Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Kelly Holt
Event Contact


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