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January 17-- Census 2020: Everyone Counts

2018 Radio News Award: WERUThe League of Women Voters-Downeast in cooperation with WERU FM produces a monthly radio program on topics in participatory democracy. It's called the Democracy Forum.

Broadcasts may be heard live from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at WERU Community Radio, 89.9 FM. Listen live on the Web at WERU FM.

In September, 2018, the Democracy Forum won top honors from the Maine Association of Broadcasting for public affairs radio.

Now available as a podcast from WERU FM.

Here is information about our upcoming broadcast.

January 17-- Census 2020: Everyone Counts

We'll talk about the upcoming decennial census, how it's going to work, problems on the horizon, and the consequences for Maine and the nation. We'll take listener questions during the second half of the show. talk about ,

Special Guests:

  • Margo Anderson is a Distinguished Professor Emerita from UW-Milwaukee and an expert on the history of the census.

  • Matt Dunlap is the Maine Secretary of State and Chair of the State's Complete Count Committee.

Key Topics:
  • What is the history of the U.S. Census? How will it be different this year?
  • What are the important uses of census data nationwide and here in Maine?

  • What is being planned for 2020? Are there problems on the horizon?
  • Specifically, how important is this for Maine?  Could Maine lose a congressional district?
  • How is it going to work logistically this year? Is the risk of an undercount a serious problem?
  • What can ordinary citizens do?
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Recent Topics in this Series

November
IS GOVERNMENT DOING GOOD: Policy Feedback Effects and the Civic Divide

October
HATE AND FEAR IN POLITICS: How Fear and Anger Endanger Democracy

September
BLACK LIES, WHITE LIES, AND BLUE LIES: Lies that Divide, Lies that Unite

July
TOWN GOVERNMENT TAKE 2: Listeners have Spoken

June
TOWN MEETING: "Doing Democracy" in Your Town

May
REPUBLIC VS. DEMOCRACY: Why Should We Care?

April
CITIZEN INITIATIVES: The Devil's in the Details

March
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

February
THE FREE PRESS AND A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY

January
CYBER ATTACKS ON DEMOCRACY: Social Media, Fake News, and Voter Responsibility

Read about and listen to past programs from the League archive.