Supreme Court Blocks Addition of Untested Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
The Education Fund, allies will work to ensure a fair and accurate count
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Contact: LaGloria Wheatfall, [email protected], 202.548.7160
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled to block the addition of the citizenship question from the 2020 Census:
“We applaud today’s decision to block the untested citizenship question from the 2020 Census. The decision affirms that the Supreme Court saw through the Trump administration’s deceitful attempts to weaponize the census for partisan purposes and threaten the accuracy of the decennial count. These efforts were, as the Court said, ‘contrived.’ Now the Commerce Department must move forward to ensure a fair and accurate count and stop their efforts to add this unnecessary question.
“But our work doesn’t stop here. The specter of the question has heightened fear and mistrust in communities and discouraged some from participating in the census. All hands are on deck to ensure everyone is counted.”
The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States. It was founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. For more information on The Education Fund, visit civilrights.org/edfund/.
More information about The Education Fund’s Census Counts campaign is available at censuscounts.org.