LATEST CENSUS UPDATES FROM ADVANCING JUSTICE
July 11, 2019, press release from Asian Americans Advancing Justice on President Donald Trump announcing he has ended his political wrangling in court and will not seek further legal action to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census form.
July 11, 2019, press release from Advancing Justice | AAJC on Trump Administration decision to stand down on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
July 5, 2019, press release from Advancing Justice | AAJC on how the U.S. Department of Commerce refused to enter a joint stipulation with the plaintiffs of Lupe v. Ross et al.
July 3, 2019, press release from Advancing Justice | AAJC stating that the government has until 2:00 p.m. ET Friday to respond to addition of 2020 Census citizenship question.
July 2, 2019, press release from Advancing Justice | AAJC on further confirmation needed after government indicates it will move forward with the 2020 Census without citizenship question.
LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE CENSUS
September 17, 2019, PBS, Utah became the latest on Monday as its GOP-dominated Legislature voted to spend $1 million on outreach for the census, a first for the state that’s one of the youngest and fastest-growing in the country.
September 13, 2019, The Dallas Morning News, Nearly 1 million people live in "hard to count" census tracts in and around Dallas, putting millions of federal money at risk if residents are undercounted in the 2020 Census.
September 12, 2019, CNN, The Census Bureau is working with all the major social media companies on ways to prevent the spread of false information that could be used to dissuade people from filling out their census forms.
September 12, 2019, U.S. News World Report, Less than 20% of all Americans believe our representatives in Washington do what is right most of the time. With these record levels of distrust, the Federal Census Bureau and state-level Complete Count Committees will need to rely on city and local governments and institutions more than ever before for creative approaches to resident outreach.
Tribal leaders seek accurate census counts on reservations
September 3, 2019, Associated Press: Tribal leaders are mapping strategies to ensure tribal members are represented on the upcoming census.
Greatest head count in US history is nearly ready for launch
August 27, 2019, Washington Post: The Census Bureau is trying to anticipate challenges to reaching hard-to-count communities as preparations for 2020 continue.
Do Trump Officials Plan To Break Centuries Of Precedent In Divvying Up Congress?
August 14th, 2019, NPR: Ambiguity in government statements raises concern about citizenship consideration in apportionment.
With congressional seats at stake, officials detail big push for census participation
August 10th, 2019, American Bar Association: Experts say outreach must center around dispelling fears and reversing misinformation surrounding the role of the census.
With citizenship question off the census, California groups push for participation
August 9th, 2019, LA Times: Census outreach by community groups is fully underway emphasizing the importance of participation after the courts’ final decision regarding the citizenship question.
Aug 6, 2019, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Californian Government has set aside more money in order to get an accurate count of the underrepresented demographics living in the state.
July 23, 2019, Time Magazine, Controversy over immigrant’s inclusion on the United States Census is nothing new and the fight for accurate representation goes back 100 years.
July 17, 2019, CNN, The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over a dispute related to the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
July 16, 2019, NPR, A United States District Judge of New York filed a request for documents which may show the initial reasoning for the citizenship question on the 2020 Census was to marginalize minority communities.
July 12, 2019, ABC News, While the Citizenship question has been dropped from the 2020 Census, various immigrant advocates fear that debate over this subject may repel immigrants from responding to the Census.
July 11, 2019, CNN, President Donald Trump retreated from his quest to add a question about US citizenship to the 2020 census on Thursday, instead asking government agencies to provide records that could determine a head-count of citizens without polling census-takers directly.
July 9, 2019, CNN, The Trump Administration is still looking for legal justification to include the Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census despite being rebuked by the Supreme Court.
July 7, 2019, NPR, The Justice Department announced a major shakeup Sunday in its team of lawyers involved in the ongoing legal battle over the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to the 2020 census forms.
July 2, 2019, CNBC, Following the Supreme Court ruling which blocked the inclusion of the Citizenship question on the Census, the Trump Administration finally agreed to proceed without it.
June 29, 2019, NPR, With days before the printing of paper census forms is scheduled to begin, NPR answers the key questions looming over the count.
June 27, 2019, NPR, In a defeat for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court leaves the citizenship question blocked for now from the 2020 census, in part because of the government's explanation for why it added it in the first place.