Supreme Court ruled against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census

FROM THE ACLU…

The Supreme Court ruled against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

As ACLU proved in court, the Trump administration’s goal in adding a citizenship question to the census was to depress response rates and in turn harm communities by reducing their political representation and federal funding. Those uncounted would be poised to receive less representation in government and fewer resources. It would be a big loss for our communities, and our democracy.

There’s a lot at stake in 2020: Census data informs the allocation of congressional seats, Electoral College votes, and ultimately political power. It informs how the federal government spends $900 billion on critical services like building roads, providing health insurance, and supporting public education.

Now we need to come together to make sure that the 2020 census is as accurate and complete as possible. That means we should all participate.

SCOTUS was right to block the question once and for all. This decision is a victory for immigrants and communities of color across the country – and it’s a victory for democracy itself.

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