On March 26, 2018, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that he had directed the Census Bureau to add a question on citizenship status to the 2020 Census. This alarming decision is bad for the census, bad for our communities, and bad for America. The Census Bureau has invited the public to comment on the 2020 Census, which will be an opportunity to create a strong, clear public record from a range of stakeholders and experts who oppose the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
We need the community to stand up and fight back against this untested, unnecessary citizenship question and ensure ALL of our communities are counted. The deadline to submit public comment is August 7.
1. Submit individual comment. You can submit a unique individual comment HERE.
2. Have your organization write and submit a comment. We need to show the breadth of voices in opposition to the citizenship question. To download a public comments template with suggestions about how to personalize your comment, click here
3. Spread the word. Amplify our message and encourage others to submit comments and share the message on social media.
All public comment and social media resources and more can be found in this 2020 Census Public Comments Toolkit.
We have only one chance to get the Census right. Let's continue the fight!
Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
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