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Tucker Appointed Vice Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations by the U.S. Census Bureau

September 11, 2019

James Tucker (Of Counsel-Las Vegas) has been appointed by the U.S. Census Bureau as Vice Chair of the Bureau’s National Advisory Committee (NAC) on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations. NAC advises the Census Bureau on topics such as hard- to-count populations, race and ethnicity, language, aging populations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal considerations, new immigrant populations, populations affected by natural disasters, highly mobile and migrant populations, complex households, rural populations and population segments with limited access to technology. It also considers issues such as data privacy and confidentiality. 

In 2012, the Secretary of Commerce re-chartered the NAC as the Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations. The committee, known as NAC, consists of up to 32 members appointed by the Director of the Census Bureau. NAC is an important channel of communication between the Census Bureau and race, ethnic, and other communities, focusing “on the identification of new strategies for improved census operations, survey and data collection methods, including identifying cost-efficient ways to increase census participation” and reduce the undercount.  

Jim is Pro Bono Voting Rights Counsel to the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and serves as an Adjunct Professor at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, where he teaches courses on voting rights and elections law.

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