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Citizenship Question from the 2020 Census

LVUS staff are working with coalition partners to find the best ways to effectively message and drive action to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.

This battle is just beginning. Like the Election Integrity Commission, this will be a marathon, not a sprint. Our messaging strategy to counter this decision will be three parts:

Characterize the decision by the Commerce Department to include the question as WRONG – and if the question remains, it will have a major impact on the accuracy of the Census.

Reiterate the importance of the Census and the many uses of Census data for all communities.

Action: We will fight to fix this and work with everyone who cares about the accuracy of the Census to change the decision and remove the question on citizenship from the Census.

Staff have put together the first set of talking points for state and local Leagues to use when addressing the citizenship question in the 2020 Census.

Click here: Talking Points: Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Staff is working on a petition to Congress and will roll out additional materials in the days and weeks ahead.

For questions about the talking points, please reach out to the Communications Department at communications [at] lwv.org