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The Census counts. So do you.
This month, the Supreme Court heard cases challenging the Commerce Secretary’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The addition of the question has been controversial and is expected to have a chilling impact on Census participation, particularly in hard-to-count communities.
April 1, 2020, marks the kickoff of the 2020 Census. This process of counting will ensure that the political power, health, and safety of every community is maintained or enhanced in the upcoming decade.
By the Census Bureau’s own analysis, adding a citizenship question would stop approximately 6.5 million people from participating. Three federal judges in New York, California, and Maryland have already agreed—the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census was unlawful. Now, we are hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will come to the same conclusion.
Let’s show the power of our communities and fight for representation and the resources we need. Help us make sure everyone is counted next year, without exception, and that our voices are heard—sign the #CountMeIn pledge.