Civic Leaders’ Watchdog Coalition Keeping Census Data Safe and Confidential

275 Civil Rights Advocates, Civic Leaders, State and Local Elected Officials Pledge to Support Census Participation and Confidentiality

Every 10 years, the federal government counts everyone in the United States. Everyone. That means children, immigrants, students, and everyone in between. It can be intimidating to answer personal questions about yourself, even though your responses to the 2020 Census are confidential.

But we’ve got your back. Together, we are more than 275 organizations and civic leaders from across the country standing at the ready to monitor and use every tool necessary to work to protect the integrity and safety of the 2020 census.

Do your part: Fill out the Census. And while you do it, know that we’ve got your back.

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List of Signed Individuals

Stacey Abrams, Founder of Fair Count, Fair Fight, and The Southern Economic Advancement Project
Debo P. Adegbile, Former NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., Director of Litigation*
Samantha Ader, Community Consolidated School District 15, IL
Teresa Alonso Leon, OR House of Representative
Carol Ammons, IL House of Representatives and Chair of the Census and Redistricting Committee for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators
Jose Andres, Chef
Hector Balderas, New Mexico Attorney General
Vincent P. Barabba, Former Census Bureau Director (1973-76 and 1979-80)*
Cesar J, Blanco, Texas House of Representatives
Andy Borrowman, Pike County Board Chairman, Illinois
Monica Bristow, IL House of Representatives
Michael Brooks, Oklahoma State Senate
Willie Brooks , Shelby County Commissioner, TN
James A. Chavez, Central New Mexico Community College Governing Board
Dr. Johnnetta Cole, National Chair of the National Council of Negro Women
Hon. Brian S. Colón, Esq, State Auditor of New Mexico
Terry Cook, Williamson County, Commissioner Pct 1, TX
Lucy Dathan, CT General Assembly
Muffy Davis, ID State Represenative
Jeanne Dietsch, NH State Senate
James A. Diossa , Mayor, City of Central Falls, RI
Carolyn W. Dull, Mayor, Staunton, VA
Brian E. Frosh, Maryland Attorney General
Keith Ellison , Minnesota Attorney General
Martha Farnsworth Riche, Former Census Bureau Director (1994-1998)*
Art Fierro, TX House of Representatives
Darin Fowler, Josephine County Commissioner, OR
Marita Garrett, Mayor, Wilkinsburg Borough, PA
Rev. Dave Geenen, Seventh Ward Alderman, City of Rock Island, IL
Jillian Gilchrest, CT General Assembly
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce (2005-2009)*
Erik Gutshall, Arlington County Board, VA
Dolores Huerta , Civil Rights Leader
Sabrina Javellana, Vice Mayor, City Of Hallandale Beach, FL
Priscilla J Jenkins, ME State Democrats, Winthrop Town Council
Kathleen Jennings, Deleware Attorney General
Meghan E Kallman, City Councilor, Pawtucket RI
Mark L. Keam, Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates (35th District)
Khizr Khan, Gold Star Parent, Immigrant American
Cathy Kipp, CO House of Representatives
Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and Fred Korematsu’s daughter
Michael R. Landry, Iberia Parish Govermnent, LA
Gary Locke, Former Commerce Secretary (2009-2011)*
Eva Longoria, Actress, Director, Producer
Guillermo Z Lopez, LLEAD of Greater Lansing, MI

Chris Lu, Former Deputy Secretary of Labor*
Emily Luna, Manchester Board of Education, CT
Justina Machado, Actress
Shirley Maike, Mayor, City of Medical Lake, WA
E. Junior Maldonado, Hudson County Clerk, New Jersey
Kurt Metzger, Mayor, City of Pleasant Ridge, MI
Terry Meza, TX House of Representatives
Dale Minami , Minami Tamaki LLP and Fred Korematsu’s coram nobis attorney
Norman Y. Mineta, Former Secretary of Commerce (2000-2001)*
Rita Moreno, Actress
Steve H. Murdock, Former Census Bureau Director (2008-2009)*
Zellnor Y. Myrie, New York State Senate
Karen K. Narasaki, Former Commissioner, US Commission on Civil Rights*
Nancy Navarro , Councilmember, Montgomery County Council, MD
Ana Nuncio, Salem, MA School Committee and Salem Latino Leadership Coalition, MA
Gaby Pacheco, National Immigrants Rights Leader
Carrie Perrien Smith , Benton County Quorum Court, Arkansas
Kevin J. Peterson, Mayor, Village of Depew, NY
Channel Powe, Governing Board President, Buckeye Elementary School District
Kenneth Prewitt , Former Census Bureau Director (1998-2001)*
Penny Pritzker, Former Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017)*
Martín Quezada, AZ State Senate
Karl A. Racine, Washington, D.C. Attorney General
Richard Ring, County Council, DeKalb County, IN
Rebecca Rios, Arizona Legislature
Felix Rivera, Anchorage Assembly, AK
María Rivera, Council President, Central Falls, Rhode Island
Armando S. Rodriguez, Ector County Commisioner Precinct 4, Texas
Diego Rodriquez, AZ House of Representatives
Dr. Brian Rowland, City Council Position 1, City of Prairie View, TX
Dick Rynearson, Mayor, City of Fort Walton Beach, FL
Allen Scott , Mayor, City of Bryant, AR
Angie Stanley , Sullivan County Commissioner, TN
David Stout, El Paso County Commissioner, TX
Erika Strassburger, Councilmember, Pittsburgh City Council, PA
George Takei, Actor, Author and Activist
James Talarico, TX House of Representatives
Elizabeth Talbott, Councilmember, City of Waterford, CA
John Thompson, Former Census Bureau Director (2013-2017)*
Barbara Tolbert , Mayor, City of Arlington, WA
Cipriano Vargas, Vista Unified School District Board of Education, California
Larry Wallace Jr., Ph.D. , Mayor, City of Manor, TX
Howard Watts , Nevada State Assemblymember – Nevada Assembly District 15
Michael Wojcik, Rochester MN City Council
Derrick Wood , Mayor, Town of Dumfries VA
Natalie M. Ybarra, Bassett Unified School District, CA
Gregory Young , Gloversville Supervisor, Fulton County Board of Supervisors, NY

List of Signed Organizations

ACCESS of WNY
Advancement Project
African American Ministers In Action
Alliance for African Assistance
American Civil Liberties Union
American Constitution Society
American Federation of Teachers
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
APIAVote Michigan
Arab American Association of New York
Arab American Institute
AREAA
Arkansas United
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Asian American Action Fund
Asian American Federation
Asian American Federation of Florida – South Region
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Asian American Organizing Project
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago
Asian Americans United
Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote
Asian Community Resource Center
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Asian Pacific Development Center
BPSOS, Inc.
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
CAIR-Chicago
California Calls
Capeverdean American Community Development
CASA
Center for Civic Policy
Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Center for Southeast Asians
Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center
Chinese American Service League
CIANA
Citizens Committee for Children

Coalición de Derechos Humanos
Common Cause
Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
Community Resource Exchange (CRE)
Crescent City Media Group/Center for Civic Action
Demand Progress Education Fund
Demos
Dolores Huerta Foundation
Donna Houle
EMBARC
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)
Enlace Chicago
Equality California
Fair Count
Fair Fight Action
Faith and Community Empowerment(formerly KCCD)
Fathers Who Care
Florida Asian Services
Florida Asian Women Alliance
Florida Counts Census 2020
Forefront
Fred T. Korematsu Institute
Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)
Girls Inc.
Global Cleveland
GreenLatinos
Greenville NAACP #5522
Gum Moon Residence Hall
Hispanic Federation
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Inter University Program on Latino Research
Japanese American Citizens League
Japanese American Service Committee
Justice for Chinedu
Kentucky Youth Advocates
Keystone Counts
Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
Lambda Legal
Laotian American National Alliance
Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia)
Latino Policy Forum
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
League of Conservation Voters

League of United Latin American Citizens
League of Women Voters of Connecticut
League of Women Voters of the United States
Lim Consulting Services
Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation
Los Cien Sonoma Inc.
Los Vecinos de Buford Highway
LUNA
Make the Road New Jersey
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)
Market Insight Corporation
Massachusetts Census Equity Fund
MassCounts
Mi Familia Vota
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Montana Women Vote
Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
NAACP
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
NANAY CEDC
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
National Association of Social Workers
National Bar Association & President Alfreda Robinson
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
National Council of Negro Women
National Council of Negro Women
National Disability Rights Network
National Education Association
National Federation of Filipino American Associations
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda
National Hispanic Media Coalition
National Immigration Law Center
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
National Latinx Psychological Association
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
National Partnership for Women & Families
National Redistricting Foundation
National Tongan American Society
National Urban Indian Family Coalition
National Urban League
Native American Rights Fund
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
New American Welcome Center at the University YMCA
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

New York Immigration Coalition
NextDayBetter
NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
NOBCO
OCA South Florida Chapter
OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates
Opportunity Council
Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
Orange County Equality Coalition
Pacific Asian Counseling Center
Partnership for America’s Children
Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans
People For the American Way
PFLAG National
PICO California
Prison Policy Initiative
Sanchez, Mowrer & Desiderio PC
SBCC Thrive LA
SER Jobs for Progress National Inc.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Sierra Club
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
Sikh Coalition
South Asian Americans Leading Together
South Asian Bar Association of North America
South Asian Network (SAN)
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project
Spanish Community Center
Stanislaus County Office of Education
Texas Progressive Action Network
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law
The California Endowment
The Fund for New Jersey
The Hyams Foundation
The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
The Resurrection Project
Together We Count
UAO Chapter of AKA
UNAVSA
UnidosUS

Union for Reform Judaism
United Cambodian Community
United We Dream
Univision Communications Inc.
Vaughn Next Century Learning Center
Virginia Civic Engagement Table
Virginia Counts Coalition
Voto Latino Foundation
WAVE (Women for American Values and Ethics)
William C. Velasquez Institute
YWCA USA