The Supreme Court will issue a ruling any day now on whether or not they will include Trump’s citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
It is up to all of us to ensure that our family, neighbors and friends know the facts about the Census — why it matters and what we stand to lose if our Texas communities go undercounted.
On May 30, 2019, The New York Times reported on newly discovered documents detailing Republican efforts to add a citizenship question to the census. These political operatives plainly want to deny communities of color the health care, education, and other services they need in order to maintain power and a whiter electorate.
A recent report by the Urban Institute shows the 2020 Census could miss millions of people of color and double count millions of whites, resulting in a net national undercount of four million people, a far less accurate result than in 2010.
We don’t need to remind you that an inaccurate census would exacerbate systemic inequities for people of color and people with low incomes. (Well, we just did!) We must continue to fight for a fair and accurate count!
Texas has one of the largest hard to count shares in the nation and for this reason, we need to make sure that we get this right. Take a look at some of the resources we’re starting to pull together for 2020 Census advocacy and watch for more to come!