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For Immediate Release: Friday, December 02, 2016

Census Bureau�s National Advisory Committee Adds Four New Members

Press Release Number CB16-204

DEC. 2, 2016 — The U.S. Census Bureau has announced four new members to serve on its National Advisory Committee (NAC). This committee consists of 32 members who work on topics such as language, the aging and hard-to-reach populations, race and ethnicity, and American Indian and Alaska Native tribal considerations. The National Advisory Committee also advises on confidentiality and data privacy. They will next convene this spring, April 27 - 28, at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.

“We are proud to announce our newest members of the Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee,” Director John Thompson said today. “The National Advisory Committee’s assessments and recommendations shape how we interact with the American public and help us to provide quality data as we ramp up to deliver a secure and successful, cost-effective 2020 Census.”

The four new committee members:

Inderdeep Chatrath is the assistant vice president of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity in the Office for Institutional Equity, Duke University and Duke University Health System. Chatrath holds leadership roles in a consortium of Ivy League and Select Universities, the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners, and the United Way of the Greater Triangle (Education Council).

Taeku Lee is a Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Lee is also associate director of the Haas Institute at Berkeley, managing director of Asian American Decisions, and co-principal investigator of the National Asian American Survey. Lee currently serves as treasurer and executive council for the American Political Science Association, sits on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies and the General Social Survey.

Luc El-Art T. Severe is chief of staff for the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Policy, Planning, and Measurement with the New York City Administration for Children Services. Severe advises and develops recommendations for project management as well as business process, practice and resource changes based on analytic findings that impact the children, youth and families of New York City. Most recently he was honored as one of The Network Journal's 40 under Forty and selected as The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Dr. James Thomas Tucker is Pro Bono Voting Rights Counsel to the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). He is an attorney with the law firm of Armstrong Teasdale LLP in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He serves as an Adjunct Professor at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, where he teaches courses on voting rights and elections law. Dr. Tucker has several publications on voting rights law. He has also published four book chapters and about two dozen law review articles, most of which are on voting rights and minority access to the political process.

For more on the Census Advisory Committees, go to <www.census.gov/cac/>.



Sean Patrick
Public Information Office

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