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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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Letter to Sec. Ross on Census Bureau Political Appointees

We send Secretary Ross the attached letter on behalf of the presidents of the Population Association of America, American Statistical Association, and Association of Population Centers. Thank you for considering our views, and the request to discuss further, our concerns regarding the recent...

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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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Demography to Become a Platinum Open Access Journal

PAA flagship journal joins Duke University Press for new model Demography , the flagship journal of the Population Association of America (PAA), will become a platinum open access journal in 2021 as it joins the Duke University Press (DUP) journals publishing program. DUP was selected...

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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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Call for Papers: Applied Demography Conference

Virtual Applied Demography Conference February 2 ‐ 4, 2021 Deadline for Submissions: October 12, 2020 We are excited about providing applied demographers with a unique opportunity to participate in a conference built to showcase their work, strengthen their personal network, and to bring the...

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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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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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PAA Election Results

Congratulations to the new PAA officers and board and committee members. Thank you to the 57% of total electors who voted in this election, and a tremendous thank you to all candidates who were willing to participate. All terms begin January 1, 2021, except for the Nominations Committee (terms...

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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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