by Haya Luftig
The U.S. Census is just around the corner, yet it is already riveted with controversy. It’s not just a matter of numbers, it’s a matter of the future political map, and which groups get fair and accurate representation.
Terri Ann Lowenthal is a nationally recognized expert and frequent speaker on the U.S. census and policy issues affecting federal statistics. During a 14-year career as a congressional aide, she was staff director of the House census oversight subcommittee from 1987-94, and later covered the Census Bureau and broader federal statistical activities for the 2008 Obama Presidential Transition Team. Terri advises FCCP’s Funders Census Initiative (FCI 2020), The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, state and local governments, and business and industry data users. Previously, she was a co-director of The Census Project (and its predecessor, the Census 2000 Initiative) and frequently posted on the Census Project Blog.