ADVISORY – Press Call: The 2020 Census Citizenship Question and the Supreme Court Decision: What Does This Mean for Communities of Color?
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
Contact: LaGloria Wheatfall, [email protected], 202.548.7160
WASHINGTON – On Friday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET, leading civil rights organizations and census experts will host a telephone press briefing to discuss the pending Supreme Court citizenship question decision, the recent Urban Institute report and efforts to ensure a fair and accurate count for all communities.
The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years, and the promise of equal representation for all communities in our democracy rests on a fair and accurate count. Communities of color, urban and rural low-income households, immigrants, and young children (especially Black and Latino) are all at risk of being missed at disproportionately high rates. If the untested citizenship question is included, millions of people could go uncounted.
Please RSVP to [email protected].
WHEN: Friday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. ET
- Moderator – Beth Lynk, census counts campaign director, 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
- Steven Choi, executive director, New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
- Jeri Green, 2020 census senior advisor, National Urban League
- Sulma Arias, immigration field director, Community Change and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
Conf. ID: 2020CENSUS