2020 Census

Press Release 02.7.19

Congress Must Keep Unnecessary Citizenship Question Off 2020 Census

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the introduction of the Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (IDEA) Act by Senator Brian Schatz. Similar legislation – H.R. 732 – was introduced in the House of Representatives last month:

Press Release 01.30.19

Civil Rights and Census Advocates Highlight Need to Keep the Citizenship Question Off the 2020 Census

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund, with Ethnic Media Services, hosted a telephone press briefing today featuring the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and the National Urban League to discuss the importance of the 2020 Census to communities of color and efforts to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.

Press Release 01.29.19

Press Call Briefing: Tracking the 2020 Census and The Citizenship Question: Where Are We Now and What Are the Next Steps?

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET, leading civil rights organizations and census experts will host a telephone press briefing to discuss the pending citizenship question lawsuits, including the New York federal court’s ruling to block the U.S. Department of Commerce’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, and the role of Congress in making sure the count is accurate and fair.

Press Release 11.28.18

Facebook Must Change Policies and Practices to Protect Civil and Human Rights

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Color Of Change sent a letter to Facebook urging the company to “take immediate steps to build and restore public faith…in the aftermath of revelations detailing ways the company has undermined our democracy and civil society.”

Press Release 11.19.18

Trump Administration Must Respect Confidentiality of Census Information

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, released the following statement regarding documents made available during litigation that indicate the Trump administration was discussing potential ways to share census information with other agencies, in violation of federal law.

Press Release 11.13.18

Senate Panel Should Approve Dillingham to Lead Census Bureau

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement in advance of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ consideration of the nomination of Stephen Dillingham to be Director of the Census Bureau.