2020 Census News

Press Release 09.15.20

New Bipartisan Bills Could Save the 2020 Census

WASHINGTON -- Following the introduction of U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Brian Schatz’s (D-Hawaii) bipartisan bill to give the U.S. Census Bureau the time it needs to complete an accurate 2020 Census and ensure millions of people are not erased from our national portrait, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement:

Press Release 09.3.20

ICYMI: Internal Census Document Warns Shortened Timeline Puts Accurate 2020 Census at Risk

WASHINGTON – Following the release of a new internal Census Bureau document warning that a rushed census could create “serious errors” in the data if the Census Bureau is forced to complete its count under the current statutory deadlines, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement:

Press Release 08.22.20

House Delivers for Post Office, Senate Must Follow

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the bipartisan passage of the “Delivering for America Act”(H.R. 8015) by the House of Representatives:

Uncategorized 08.4.20

In the Washington Post, Gupta Outlines How Trump is Trying to Sabotage the 2020 Census (Again)

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights outlined how the Trump administration is once again trying to sabotage the 2020 Census to advance its anti-immigrant agenda and erase communities of color. Her piece appeared as the Census Bureau announced that they “will end field data collection by September 30, 2020.” Cutting the census short is Trump’s way to guarantee a massive undercount and capture an inaccurate and less diverse portrait of America.

Press Release 07.27.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight the Impact of 2020 Census on Voting Rights

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote℠ campaign, along with the Census Counts campaign, will hold a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m. ET as part of a Census Week of Action, an effort to mobilize communities to participate in the 2020 Census. This year’s census is a critical chance to ensure communities that have long been marginalized and erased are seen, heard, and receive the rights and resources they deserve. This is part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.

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