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

Apr 1, 2000 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat on the Census Subcommittee, issued the following statement:
Mar 29, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON--- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Ranking Democrat on the Census Subcommittee today praised Americans for completing the census questionnaire and urged Americans who have not filled out the form to do so soon.
Mar 27, 2000 Press Release
The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department has issued an opinion that they will use corrected census numbers to determine whether state redistricting plans are in compliance with the Voting Rights Act - and will view as suspect states' use of uncorrected numbers.
Mar 14, 2000 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today applauded the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for ordering Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) President Matthew Glavin to "immediately cease and desist" from using a deceptive fund-raising letter which was disguised as an official mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Mar 14, 2000 Press Release

Thank you Mr. Chairman.

Census Day may be eighteen days away, but the Census has begun. Almost 100 million questionnaires are in the mail and 22 million more are being delivered by hand in rural areas. I received mine yesterday and I urge all Americans to fill out their questionnaire and mail it back.

Mar 9, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Census, highlighted a PricewaterhouseCoopers report released today that found that New York City stands to lose approximately $2.3 billion during the next decade if the Census Bureau is blocked from releasing the most accurate population data. In a press conference on Sunday, March 5, 2000 in Oakland, California, GOP Presidential candidate George W. Bush expressly stated that he supports the anti-sampling position of the Republican Party leadership. The Republican leadership staunchly supports blocking the Census Bureau from releasing corrected census data.
Mar 8, 2000 Press Release

Thank you Mr. Chairman, and welcome again Dr. Prewitt. I would like to thank you Dr. Prewitt for taking time out of what must be an incredibly busy schedule to appear before us today. As the Census Bureau begins the most intensive operations of the 2000 Census, Congress and the American public need to stay informed on the progress of the largest peace-time mobilization in American history. I'm happy to say that from reading your testimony Dr. Prewitt, it appears that the 2000 Census operations are on schedule and as of today there are no major problems.

Mar 8, 2000 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, Mrs. Maloney, and Members of the Subcommittee: I welcome this opportunity to report on the status of Census 2000. When I last testified, we were 53 days from Census Day, April 1. Now we are 24 days away and the clock is racing. Much has happened in the last month. The next few weeks will be the most demanding phase of Census 2000 thus far.

Mar 7, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, after months of dodging questions from the media and civil rights organizers, Governor George W. Bush finally clarified his position regarding what method of census counting he supports. At a 3/5/2000 press conference in Oakland, California, Governor Bush was asked if he supported the anti-sampling position of the Republican Party leadership, and gave the following answer:
Mar 3, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat on the House Census Subcommittee, asked the Postmaster General to investigate, what seems to be a clear violation of federal law, mailings that are intended to resemble government documents. The letters were part of a fund-raising solicitation sent by the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF), the leading critic of the Census Bureau, to over a quarter-million households. The letters were sent in envelopes designed to look like official Census Bureau mailings and were timed to overlap with the Census Bureau's mailing out of the official census forms to every home in the country.

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