2020 United States Census
They want to give the Census Bureau more time to finish the 2020 count, which is being rushed and is leaving communities of color behind.
The administration’s rushed timeline means “we aren’t going to be able to ensure a fair and accurate count,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
The agency is ending the 2020 census early. Tribal communities will be skipped over, leaving them poorer and politically weakened.
The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its data collection schedule by a month.
All collection efforts, including door-knocking and online responses, will conclude by Sept. 30, raising concerns that the count will be inaccurate.
The administration is pressing ahead with its bid for a citizenship question on the census, despite a Supreme Court defeat.
The president's comment that the question is needed for "districting" could undermine his administration's effort to add it to the 2020 census.
The Supreme Court is already set to weigh in on the question.
The researcher says he outlined the cost and harm of adding the question. It didn't matter.
We should not allow vital information about who lives in America to become a political tool.