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United States Congress

We rely on the U.S. Census so our government can fairly represent the American people -- and so government agencies can base their decisions on data and facts.

Congress must fully fund this critical project and pass the 2020 American Census Investment Act to ensure that every community in our nation is counted.

Signed,

Common Cause

How this will help

We conduct a census every ten years to collect objective data about the American people and our communities. And if that count is inaccurate, it'd turbo-charge gerrymandering and make our district...

We conduct a census every ten years to collect objective data about the American people and our communities. And if that count is inaccurate, it'd turbo-charge gerrymandering and make our district lines even more unfair than they already are.

But unless we take action, the 2020 Census will be woefully underfunded. The Trump Administration and its allies in Congress are deliberately neglecting the Census, potentially skewing it so communities of color go underrepresented. We can't let that happen.

Getting the next census count right is critical, as it will shape our nation's democracy, public policy and economy moving forward. People of color, particularly Black and Latino communities in both urban and rural areas, are at an especially high risk of being undercounted by the census.

And because we use the results to determine representation in Congress, if the 2020 Census systematically undercounts communities of color, it will deprive them of private and public resources, weaken their political voice, and hurt our democracy's ability to represent all of us.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney has just introduced a bill, the 2020 American Census Investment Act, which would ensure the Census Bureau has the resources it needs to do its job effectively. This is an investment we must make in our right to fair representation -- and in our democracy

We can't fulfill our constitutional mandate of an accurate count without taking action to ensure the Census is fully funded today. Please tell your members of Congress to pass the 2020 American Census Investment Act to make sure our government can work for everyone.

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