2020 Census News

Press Release 01.9.20

Gupta to Congress: 2020 Census Undercount Could Erase Marginalized Communities

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, testified today on the multitude of risks that could keep people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, young children, and low-income households from being counted in the upcoming 2020 Census — leading to loss of public funds and political representation for already vulnerable communities for the next 10 years. The hearing, “Reaching Hard-to-Count Communities in the 2020 Census,” was held by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Press Release 07.17.19

Civil Rights Community Lauds House for Holding Ross, Barr in Contempt

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. House members held this critical vote following Barr and Ross’s refusal to comply with the Committee on Oversight and Reform’s investigation into the Trump administration’s pretext for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census: