Robert Santos Is the Right Leader for the U.S. Census Bureau

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTONWade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement in advance of the Senate vote on the confirmation of Robert Santos to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

“By confirming Robert Santos as director of the U.S. Census Bureau, the Senate will ensure the agency has the leader it needs at a pivotal time to rebuild trust in the census — a cornerstone of our democracy. With more than 40 years of experience in data science, Santos is committed to ensuring the accuracy and usefulness of census, demographic, and economic data and the integrity and scientific independence of the bureau. Director Santos is the right person for the job, and we know he will provide strong and steady leadership for the nation’s foremost federal statistical agency. We urge the Senate to confirm Santos. ”

The Leadership Conference joined with more than 50 organizations urging the Senate to swiftly confirm Santos. That letter can be found here.

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