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Stop the Trump administration from rigging the Census

We can’t allow a politically motivated question about citizenship skew the results of the 2020 Census

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A request by the Justice Department to ask people about their citizenship status in the 2020 census is stirring a broad backlash from…Read More

Critics Say Questions About Citizenship Could Wreck Chances for an Accurate Census

The New York Times
The Justice Department request, first reported by ProPublica, was made in a Dec. 12 letter that said more detailed information on citizenship was critical to enforcing Section 2 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which bans racial discrimination in voting. The number of voting-age citizens is one measure used to determine whether the minority…Read More