2020 Census News

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:

Press Release 06.12.19

AZ Mayor and GWU Researcher Warn of Devastating Consequences of Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With a decision coming down from the Supreme Court regarding the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census this month, communities across all sectors, including business owners and local governments, are bracing for how this ruling could affect them. As Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus, pointed out, if the Supreme Court chooses to add a citizenship question to the census, businesses throughout the country—and the economy at large – could face devastating consequences. More than a dozen companies — including Uber, Lyft, Univision, Warby Parker, Postmates, Ben & Jerry’s and Levi Strauss — have voiced their opposition and signed an amicus brief outlining their concerns about the impact of adding this question.

Press Release 06.12.19

Another Trump Trick to Hide Truth on Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s assertion of executive privilege to block Congressional access to documents on the addition of an untested citizenship question to the 2020 Census: