U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has directed the department to include a citizenship question on the U.S. Census. Including this question on the Census will discourage participation and impact the data collected in every community across the country. This decision is bad for the Census, bad for our communities, and bad for America.
Now is the time for you to act! Submit a comment about the U.S. Census questions today!
The Census occurs once every ten years to count all of the people living in our country. It helps to determine fair political representation and aid policymakers when making decisions about where and how to allocate vital program funds and resources over the next decade. It is imperative to get the most accurate count because every community relies on Census data for things like public safety and transportation resources. A fair and accurate count lets our leaders and businesses make sound investment decisions that keep our communities thriving.
Right NOW, the public has the ability to impact the debate through public comments to the Department of Commerce. We must communicate to Secretary Ross that the American public wants an accurate and fair Census. Including a citizenship question on the Census undermines the participation of eligible persons and threatens the overall Census process that is vital to our democracy. We must do everything in our power to correct this issue before it’s too late.
Thank you for submitting a comment! Together, we can ensure that the Census is conducted fairly and counts all persons living in our country.