News for Stakeholders

MACS works closely with the Census Project to ensure public data is strong and adequately funded. We look to the Census Project for monthly updates on developments in Census funding, and for news out of the Census Bureau that data users and advocates need to know. These monthly updates are your best source for being an informed advocate for Census data.

Updates On Status of Census Bureau Funding from The Census Project

Published on December 4, 2014

The Census Project notes that the current Congress must act on appropriations for FY 2015, more »

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The Census Project Calls for Sufficient Funding for the 2020 Census and ACS

Published on September 19, 2014

In a letter to Reps. Roger and Lowey, The Census Project calls for a “prompt more »

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MACS Supports Census Project Letter in support of Census Funding

Published on August 4, 2014

With the probability that the Fiscal Year 2015 federal budget battle in Congress will extend more »

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Census Project Calls on Senate to Preserve Funding for 2020 Census

Published on May 30, 2014

This week, the US House of Representatives cut $200 million from the FY 2015 Census more »

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Public Data In The News

Digital divide persists in Minneapolis

Published on March 6, 2016

The Star Tribune uses ACS data on Internet access and usage to dig into¬†digital disparities more »

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December’s Federal Omnibus Funding Agreement Offers Good News for Census 2020

Published on January 8, 2016

The omnibus spending agreement erases deep cuts made earlier this year to the U.S. Census more »

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New 2014 5-year estimates released, ACS reaches 10 years of available data

Published on December 4, 2015

The release of the 2010-2014 5-year American Community Survey estimates marks the first time in more »

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Vox on the ACS: “This is the most important survey in America, but it keeps getting defunded”

Published on December 4, 2015

Alvin Chang of Vox Media explains how the American Community Survey gives us some of more »

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Politico: Is the 2020 Census Already in Trouble?

Published on November 18, 2015

Planning is well under way for the 2020 Census, but the Census Bureau faces tough¬†challenges more »

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Sign-on Letters Sent to U.S. House and Senate Leaders

Published on November 18, 2015

The Census Project sent a sign-on letter (supported by MACS) to leaders of the House more »

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