Category: Ethnic News

Civil Rights and Immigration Rights Organizations Recently Met in a Strategizing Session for an Anticipated Malicious Undercounting of People of Color Regarding the 2020 Census

Key representatives of civil rights and voting rights organizations participated recent in a national roundtable strategizing session to address the predicted malicious major undercounting of people of color in the 2020 U.S. Census. The organizations: Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the Urban Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) and the New York Immigration Coalition.

Civil Rights Advocates: Importance of All Communities Getting Counted in 2020 Census

“We can’t allow the decennial census to become weaponized and politicized by the Trump administration. Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on whether to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, our coalition will continue to work to ensure that all communities get counted,” said, Beth Lynk, Census Counts campaign director at The Leadership Conference Education Fund. “If there is an undercount, vital public services, schools, hospitals, and highways will not be properly funded and communities that already face systemic barriers to success will suffer.”