Take Action: Census in Danger
COVID-19 has caused significant delays and disruptions to census operations which is why the Bureau has requested the extended household counting operations through October 31, 2020. But recently, the U.S. Census Bureau, announced it would be ending census operations on September 30, 2020.
Shortening the timeline to collect data and rush operations during a national pandemic is an intentional plot to sabotage the census and skew Congressional representation, redistricting, and critical funding allotments for every state in the country.
But Congress can act to protect the census. By ensuring that in the next stimulus package provisions that the Bureau has asked for to extend the data delivery deadlines and deliver necessary funding to complete counting activities is included in the legislation.
Tell Congress to protect the Census in the next version of the stimulus bill.