Terri Ann Lowenthal - Census Expert & Consultant
Terri Ann Lowenthal
Terri Ann Lowenthal is a nationally recognized expert, consultant, and frequent speaker on the U.S. census and policy issues affecting federal statistics. During a 14-year career as a congressional aide in both the House and Senate, she was staff director of the House census oversight subcommittee from 1987-94 and later covered the Census Bureau and broader federal statistical activities for the 2008 Obama Presidential Transition Team. Terri Ann now advises FCCP’s Funders Census Initiative (FCI 2020), a coalition of foundations and philanthropic-serving organizations that support a fair and accurate census; The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; state and local government associations and officials; business and industry data users; and other stakeholders on census policy and operational issues. She regularly posted on the Census Project Blog through 2016.
Terri Ann holds a B.A. in Africana Studies from Cornell University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She was a member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission and served on the Cornell University Council and President’s Council of Cornell Women. She is a Senior Stennis Center Congressional Staff Fellow and was a member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows in the 103rd Congress. Terri finds balance in her life as a ice skating coach of 43+ years and as a proud member of the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena (Washington, DC) board of directors. She now lives and works in her home town of Stamford, CT.
Email (new!): TerriAnnLowenthal@gmail.com
LinkedIn Profile (with full biography)
In the news
Federal Computer Week: “What will a Democratic House mean for the census?”
U.S. News & World Report: “Victorious U.S. House Democrats Could Stymie Census Citizenship Query”
The Washington Post: “Americans say they are less likely to fill out census than they were 10 years ago”
Triple Pundit: “Why Everyone Should Care About Census 2020”
Richmond Pulse: "Civil Rights Leaders Call For Public Comment on 2020 Census"
The Tennessee Tribune: "Rights Groups Want to Flood Census Bureau With Public Comments Before August Deadline"
The New York Times: "New Emails Show Push by Trump Officials to Add Citizenship Question to Census"
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland): "Americans can weigh in on 2020 Census until Aug. 7"
Ventura County Star (editorial): "Local efforts key to accurate census"
National Public Radio: "Citizenship Question Controversy Complicating Census 2020 Work, Bureau Director Says"
The Washington Post: "Commerce secretary suggested citizenship question to Justice Dept.,
Federal Computer Week: "House, Senate bills split on Census funding"
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder: "Fear could further compromise 2020 Census"
Cleburne Times-Review: "Texas can count on census challenges"
The Century Foundation: "New Citizenship Question Designed to Sabotage Census"
The Wall Street Journal: "Trump Administration Plans to Check Your Answer on Census Citizenship Question"
Federal News Radio: "After windfall in omnibus, Census Bureau rolls out its first dress rehearsal"
Talking Points Memo: "The Unprecedented Coming Legal Battle Over Trump's Census Citizenship Move"
WJLA (Washington, DC): "States, civil rights groups challenge decision to include citizenship question in census"
Sojourners (Medill News Service): "What's At Stake in an Underfunded Census?"
Federal Computer Week: "Trump campaign taps census question as fund-raising tool"
U.S. News & World Report: "Underfunding, Canceled Tests Raise Fears About First Ever Online Census"
The News & Observer: "Rural Deep South at most risk of being overlooked in 2020 Census"
Federal Computer Week: "Experts fear Trump budget shortchanges Census"
Science magazine: "New U.S. budget deal includes more funding for 2020 Census"
The Washington Post: "Non-citizens won't be hired as census-takers in 2020, staff is told"
Federal Computer Week: "Census prep suffers under a CR or a shutdown"
Stateline (Pew Charitable Trusts): "Census Uncertainty Spurs State Action to Prevent Undercounting"
Global Government Forum: "Citizenship question threatens US census, says former programme chief"
Clarion Ledger (Mississippi): "Mississippi's rural black, Hispanic communities risk
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Congress must guard accuracy, use of census" (editorial)
Mother Jones: "Trump's Pick to Run 2020 Census Has Defended
The New York Times: "Critics Say Questions About Citizenship
Federal Computer Week: "Census enters 2018 facing more questions than answers"
The New York Times: "With 2020 Census Looming, Worries About Fairness and Accuracy"
NPR: Morning Edition
POLITICO: "Leading Trump Census pick causes alarm"
CityLab: "The Constitutional Counting Crisis"
The Washington Post: "Census 2020: How it's supposed to work (and how it might go terribly wrong)"
Federal Computer Week: "GAO sustains protest in $283M Census mobile contract"
Inquirer.net: "Problems threaten the accuracy of 2020 US Census"
The New York Times: "Save the Census" (editorial)
Boston Globe: "Gutting the census would sabotage democracy"
The Washington Post: "Census watchers warn of a crisis if funding for 2020 count is not increased"
POLITICO: "Trump's threat to the 2020 Census"
COMMENTARY AND PUBLICATIONS/REPORTS
(author, co-author, or significant contributor)
National League of Cities: Municipal Action Guide: Preparing for the 2020 Census
Federal News Radio: "Census Bureau wraps up dress rehearsal for tech-based 2020 count"
"All Sides with Ann Fisher" (WOSU/NPR): "The 2020 Census"
"1A" (WAMU/NPR): "Look Who's Counting: The Politics of the U.S. Census"
KJZZ (Public Radio) Phoenix | The Show: "Attorneys General Urge Against Census Question About Citizenship Status"
New America Media: "'Perfect Storm' Threatens Successful 2020 Census" (Sept. 2017)
Center for American Progress: "Meeting the Challenges of the 2020 Census" (March 2015)
The Leadership Conference Education Fund:
The Leadership Conference Education Fund: "Counting in the Wake of Catastrophe" (Aug. 2009)