U.S. Commerce Secretary Willbur Ross has chosen to include a question on the U.S. Census pertaining to citizenship. Including this question on the Census will discourage participation and impact the data collected in every community across the country. This decision is bad for the census, bad for our communities and bad for America.
The Census occurs once every ten years, so it is imperative to get the most accurate count. Every community relies on Census data — from apportioning our legislative representtatives to making decision about public safety and neighborhood resources. This information impacts every aspect of our lives. A fair and accurate count lets our leaders and businesses make sound investment decisions that keep our communities thriving.
Including a citizenship question on the Census undermines the rights of eligible voters and threatens a process vital to our democracy. We will do everything in our power to correct this issue before it’s too late. Stand with the League
as we fight back against this decision.