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- Phil Sparks Director of the Census Project. He was the associated director of communications and legislation at the Census Bureau from 1995-1999.
- Steve Jost Associated Director for Communications with the Census Bureau.
- William Frey demographer and senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and a research professor at the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center.
- Juan Williams NPR news analyst, FOX News political analyst, and author of numerous books, including "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It."
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