Census

Recruiting is already under way to work on the 2020 Census

The Census hires a variety of temporary jobs, included census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff.

Go to 2020Census.gov/jobs for more information


As the co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, Congresswoman Maloney is leading the charge to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census. The importance of accurate data cannot be minimized. Decennial census data is used to ensure fair representation and the fair distribution of federal funds. 

Here are some of the actions Congresswoman Maloney has taken to protect the 2020 Census:

  • Helped secure an additional $1 billion for Census outreach.
  • Authored the 2020 Census IDEA Act (HR 732) to block citizenship question.
  • Led Amicus Brief signed by over 120 members of Congress in support of the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit to block the citizenship question.
  • Co-founded House Census Caucus to protect the 2020 Census from partisan attacks.

If you or someone know is interested in working on the 2020 Census, recruiting has already begun. Go to 2020Census.gov/jobs for information.

Congresswoman Maloney previously served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census and fought to ensure that the 2000 and 2010 Census would be fair and accurate. 

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More on Census

Mar 19, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY- Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined federal officials, representatives from New York Counts 2020 and Census advocates to call for an additional $40 million in New York State funding for increased Census outreach in order to ensure that all New Yorkers respond to the Census.  There are few issues that are more important to the wellbeing of New York State than the upcoming 2020 Census. Census data is used to determine more than $70 billion in federal funding for New York. Inaccurate Census data could result in less representation in the U.S.

Mar 15, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Now that we’ve wrapped up another work week in Washington, I wanted to share with you some highlights of the past week and make sure you know about two events in New York City that I am hosting this weekend.

 

Saturday 3/16 @1pm: Queens Town Hall on the 2020 Census

Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Trump Administration’s appeal of a previous federal district court ruling that removed the citizenship question from the census. 

Feb 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives submitted an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of Department of Commerce v. New York. Last month, a federal judge in New York ruled that the Trump Administration must remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census, and the Administration has appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.

Jan 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, legislation to block the inclusion of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, led 44 of her colleagues in urging Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to drop their appeal against the ruling that the citizenship question must be removed from the 2020 Census.

Jan 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, today introduced legislation to block the citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 Census. The Census IDEA Act mandates a three-year review process for each question proposed to the decennial census. This would prohibit the Trump Administration’s planned citizenship question and ensure that all lines of inquiry undergo proper vetting and testing before being added to the 2020 Census.

Jan 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, legislation that would prohibit a citizenship question, today responded to the Trump Administration’s request to fast track the Census citizenship question court case. The Congresswoman led an Amicus Brief of 126 current and former Members of Congress in support of the lawsuit against the citizenship question.

Jan 18, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined the New York Immigration Coalition, 32BJ SEIU, elected officials and census advocates to call on Congress to pass legislation to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.  They also called on the Trump Administration to drop its appeal of a court ruling that directed the Administration to remove the question. Congresswoman Maloney is the author of the Census IDEA Act, a bill that prohibit the citizenship question from being added to the 2020 Census.

Jan 18, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to appeal the court decision ordering the Commerce Department to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census. Rep. Maloney is the co-chair of the House Census Caucus, author the of the Census IDEA Act, and led an Amicus Brief of 126 former and current members in support of the suit against the citizenship question.

Jan 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC  -- Congresswoman Carolyn. B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, today hosted a meeting for Members of Congress and Census advocates to discuss the impact following a federal judge’s ruling ordering the Trump Administration to remove a citizenship question from the 2020 Census as well as next steps congress can take to protect the ruling. The Congresswoman led an Amicus Brief of 126 current and former Member of Congress in support of the lawsuit against the citizenship question.

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