Innovating for Inclusion: Shaping the 2030 Census through Progressive Decisions

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As the U.S. evolves, so must the tools we use to understand it. Research and Development (R&D) decisions about the 2030 Census, from questionnaire development to the use of technology, have profound implications.

Why How Key Stakeholders
Active participation ensures an inclusive, efficient census. In 2018, community feedback drove the addition of an online response option for the 2020 Census. Advocacy Groups

Local Governments



Next Steps for Key Stakeholders

Advocacy Groups Local Governments Agencies
1. Keep abreast of Census Bureau R&D announcements. 1. Understand the implications of R&D changes for local communities. 1. Attend Census Bureau seminars on R&D.
2. Organize focus groups for feedback on proposed changes. 2. Organize community feedback sessions. 2. Align agency methods with proposed census changes.
3. Liaise with census officials. 3. Ensure local infrastructure supports new census methods. 3. Advocate for changes beneficial to agency operations.

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