Stop the Census Citizenship Question

This is exactly what the Trump administration wants to happen. They want to frighten minority groups away from participating in the 2020 Census, so they remain invisible, uncounted, and underserved.

Sign on now to demand:

  1. The Trump administration remove this unnecessary and blatantly discriminatory question from the 2020 Census.
  2. Congress enacts legislation banning the Department of Commerce from including the citizenship question in any and all future censuses.

SIGN THE PETITION:

This is exactly what the Trump administration wants to happen. They want to frighten minority groups away from participating in the 2020 Census, so they remain invisible, uncounted, and underserved.

Sign on now to demand:

  1. The Trump administration remove this unnecessary and blatantly discriminatory question from the 2020 Census.
  2. Congress enacts legislation banning the Department of Commerce from including the citizenship question in any and all future censuses.

The Trump administration is taking its anti-immigrant agenda to the next level -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recently announced that the 2020 Census will ask households to identify whether their family members are U.S. citizens.

According to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, this “politicization of the Census” will stop non-citizens, and immigrants alike, from completing the census in fear that it will be shared with deportation agents.

Beyond producing inaccurate data, adding a citizenship question would create a chain of events that will hurt disenfranchised voters, jeopardize billions of dollars in federal funding, and damage local economies.

  • A vast miscount in our population could result in loss of funding for programs like health care and transportation -- and even loss of a congressional seat for some states.
  • If immigrants and non-citizens are vastly under-counted, there will be fewer services offered to vulnerable populations, and more instances of exclusion and discrimination.
  • Immigrants help run small businesses, conduct research in our universities, and keep our hospitality and tourism industries running. If they are under-counted through the Census, these industries that drive our economy will be at risk.