The U.S. Department of Commerce wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
It serves no useful purpose. In fact, it will skew the data by depressing response rates — while increasing the cost to taxpayers. Plus, it will trigger further mistrust in immigrant communities already living in fear because of President Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric and aggressive enforcement actions.
This is simply a bad idea – one driven by the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda.
The Census is important because it will be used to apportion U.S. representatives among the states. We need every person counted.
Please help us send a strong message of public opposition this harmful proposal. Right now, the Department of Commerce is accepting public comments.