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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


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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