Back in March, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that he had directed the Census Bureau to add an untested and unnecessary question to the 2020 Census form, which would ask the citizenship status of every person in the United States. The fight to keep the citizenship question off of the 2020 Census has begun! Tomorrow, Tuesday August 7 will be the last day to submit public comment to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census has historically missed certain communities at disproportionately high rates. Adding a new citizenship question will jeopardize census accuracy by deterring many people—already “hard-to-count”—from responding.
We need to show the breadth of voices in opposition to the citizenship question. Please submit your comment today!
Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network