2020 Census News

Press Release 01.13.21

Leading National Organizations Call for Immediate Resignation of Census Bureau Director Dillingham

Washington, D.C. – The co-chairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Census Task Force – Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund; John C. Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans
Advancing Justice | AAJC; and Wade Henderson, Interim President and CEO of The Leadership Conference – issued the following statement calling for the immediate resignation of United States Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham:

Press Release 12.16.20

In Ms. Magazine, Advocates Detail Unprecedented Attacks on U.S. Census and Urge Congress to Save the Count

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Gary D. Bass, executive director of the Bauman Foundation and chair of a funder collaborative to promote a fair and accurate census, describe the Trump administration’s unprecedented attacks on the independence and accuracy of the decennial census in a two-part series in Ms. Magazine.

Press Release 10.30.20

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Issues Scorecard for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th United States Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, scores votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.

Press Release 10.23.20

Broad Coalition Calls on Senate to Extend 2020 Census Data Reporting Deadlines

Washington, D.C. – Underscoring the importance and urgency of extending statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data, a diverse and consequential array of local, state, and national organizations urged U.S Senators today to “to give the U.S. Census Bureau sufficient time to thoroughly implement complex data processing activities and complete the most accurate 2020 Census possible.”

Press Release 10.21.20

Civil Rights Leaders Call on Congress to Ensure an Accurate, Transparent, Equitable Census

WASHINGTON– While the Trump administration rushed to end data collection early last week, the 2020 Census is not over. Civil rights leaders and census experts held a press briefing Tuesday in partnership with Ethnic Media Services to urge Congress to pass an extension to the statutory deadlines for the Census Bureau’s data for apportionment and redistricting by 120 days each, as the Trump administration requested last April. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate to extend these deadlines to provide the Census Bureau the time it needs to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census.

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