PRESS CALL TOMORROW: Civil Rights Leaders on Intrusive Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET, leading civil rights organizations and census experts will host a telephone press briefing to discuss critical policy decisions affecting the 2020 Census, including the Department of Justice’s request to include a citizenship question in the upcoming census. The Census Bureau is required to submit to Congress the questions to be included in the 2020 Census by April 1, 2018.

Census experts from diverse communities will discuss their concerns with the proposed citizenship question and highlight how this question would be detrimental to a fair and accurate census.

RSVP requested to [email protected]

WHEN: Thursday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET


  • Vanita Gupta, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • Arturo Vargas, executive director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
  • John C. Yang, president and executive director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, former staff director, House Census and Population Subcommittee, and policy advisor to The Leadership Conference Education Fund


Dial-in: 800‑895‑1549