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Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

We Must Save the Census


Last week we told you about the decision by the Secretary of Commerce to include a question pertaining to citizenship in the 2020 Census. This decision is bad for the census, bad for our communities and bad for America.

Stand with the League against this attempt to undermine the purpose of the U.S. Census.

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 national representatives to making decisions 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. Add your name to those that stand against the inclusion of this question.

The United States Constitution mandates an accurate count of all people living in the United States – not all citizens. For more than 200 years, the Census has collected information about the geographic distribution of our population so we can provide representation and invest in our communities equitably. Without a complete count of our nation’s people, businesses will not have the tools to make sound investment decisions that keep our communities thriving.

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.

Yours in the fight,

Chris Carson

Chris Carson
President, LWVUS


League of Women Voters

1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036