PRESS CALL: Civil Rights Advocates on the Supreme Court’s Census Citizenship Question Decision

Census News 06.26,19

Contact: LaGloria Wheatfall, [email protected], 202.548.7160

WASHINGTON – Leading civil rights organizations will host a telephone press briefing on June 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in Department of Commerce v. New York, the litigation on the citizenship question in the 2020 Census.

Please RSVP to [email protected].

WHEN: Thursday, June 27, at 1:00 p.m. ET


  • Vanita Gupta, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • Sarah Brannon, managing attorney, ACLU Voting Rights Project
  • Arturo Vargas, chief executive officer, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
  • John C. Yang, president and executive director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • Aaron Payment, 1st vice president, National Congress of American Indians
  • Jeri Green, senior advisor for the census, National Urban League
  • Alma Couverthie, deputy field director for immigration, Community Change and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)

Dial-in:  800-347-7407

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