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An accurate Census is essential in the redrawing of our congressional and legislative districts and budgeting decisions that impact our schools, hospitals, roads, and veterans. That’s why Congress must step in and pass S. 2580 to prevent an unnecessary question on citizenship from muddling the results of the 2020 Census.

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Common Cause

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We deserve a fair, accurate Census in 2020 -- but the Trump administration just announced their plan to rig it.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross just announced his plan to add an untested,...

We deserve a fair, accurate Census in 2020 -- but the Trump administration just announced their plan to rig it.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross just announced his plan to add an untested, last-minute question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census. Experts say this would dramatically skew the final results -- and with it, the resources and political power our communities can access.

If the 2020 Census includes this politicized question on citizenship status, it'll undercount communities of color and others who feel intimidated by Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric -- by discouraging them from participating at all. And since we use Census data to draw legislative districts, it'll amplify the harm of gerrymandering -- keeping fair representation in government out of reach for too many of us.

We should call this what it is: a politically-motivated attempt to racially rig the census.

We deserve a fair democracy that represents us all -- so we NEED to stop this by putting massive pressure on Congress, which has the power to stop this. Send a message to your senators now -- pass S. 2580 to stop an unnecessary, discriminatory citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

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