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U.S. Congress

If the 2020 Census includes a politicized question on citizenship status, it’ll drastically undercount communities of color -- and others who feel intimidated by President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric -- by discouraging them from participating at all.

That is why Congress must act now and stop the citizenship question from appearing on the upcoming Census.

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Common Cause

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

The Constitution requires that EVERYONE who lives here be counted every 10 years, regardless of whether they are a citizen or not. But the Department of Commerce has announced a plan to add a...

The Constitution requires that EVERYONE who lives here be counted every 10 years, regardless of whether they are a citizen or not. But the Department of Commerce has announced a plan to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census -- and experts say this would discourage many legitimate responses. 

This would dramatically skew the results of the Census -- and with them, the resources and political power our communities can access.

Recently, a New York District Court found the addition of a citizenship question to the Census in violation of the law. But this decision will likely be appealed -- so it's up to Congress to stop this partisan scheme for good.

We must tell Congress to stop this effort to politicize this vital tool for democracy -- and instead push for a Census in which everyone counts. Add your name to STOP the Trump Administration from rigging the 2020 Census with an unnecessary citizenship question.

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