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Letter to Sec. Ross on Census Bureau Political Appointees

The presidents of PAA, American Statistical Association, and Association of Population have sent the US Department of Commerce Secretary Ross the following letter about the concerns regarding the recent installation of political appointees in the Office of the Director at the U.S. Census Bureau....

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Thank You for Your Action

Thank you, PAA Members, for your action on COVID relief funding and Census issues. This summer PAA issued three action alerts and more than 1,100 PAA members responded with action sending over 2,456 messages (these alerts only targeted members of the Senate). The most recent alert focused on...

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Save the 2020 Census: Time to make noise!

Thank you to those of you who responded to our recent action alerts, urging Congress, specifically members of the U.S. Senate, to include language in the next COVID relief package that would extend the 2020 Census statutory reporting deadlines and not allow the Census Bureau to rush completion...

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Issues to Raise with Your U.S. Representative or Senator

August has arrived and, as is our custom, we want to update you on the latest policy and legislative developments in Washington D.C., and, most importantly, provide you with suggested requests in the event you have an opportunity to engage with members of your congressional delegation when they...

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Letter in Support of COVID related research funding at the AHRQ

PAA and APC signed this letter endorsing a bill introduced by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) in support of COVID related research funding at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). #GPAC2020 #COVID-19 #Health #LettersandComments

Friends of AHRQ Endorsement for H.R. 8067.pdf

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Comments in Response to House Science Committee Discussion Draft of Legislation to Reauthorize the National Science Foundation

In general, we view the draft legislation very favorably. We are particularly pleased to see robust and increasing funding levels that would effectively double the funding for NSF over five years. We applaud this increase in funding, which we believe is long overdue. Second, we were extremely...

PAA-APC Comments on House NSF Reauth Discussion Draft July 2020.pdf

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The Saga of the 2020 Census Extension: What Happened, and Where Are We Now?

There has been a dizzying amount of information about the 2020 Census in the news lately--new political appointees at the Census Bureau, a presidential memorandum excluding undocumented immigrants from apportionment, changes to key field operations, and contradictory Administration positions on...

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Letter Urging Congress for NIH Supplemental Funding

Nearly 180 organizations and institutions that joined the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research sign-on letter, urging negotiators to work quickly to “finalize a bipartisan agreement and to support emergency funding of at least $15.5 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).” The letter...

Ad Hoc Letter_NIH Funding in COVID Supplemental August 2020_Final 8.7.20 1105am.pdf

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Statement on 2020 Census and NRFU

As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), we strongly oppose the Administration’s ill-conceived decision to abandon a proposed extension of the 2020 Census statutory deadlines and to curtail the decennial count’s crucial Non...

PAA APC statement on 2020 Census extension and NRFU 8-20.pdf

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Statement on 2020 Census and NRFU

August 2020 -- As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), we strongly oppose the Administration’s ill-conceived decision to abandon a proposed extension of the 2020 Census statutory deadlines and to curtail the decennial...

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