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A federal judge ruled in City of San Jose, California v. Trump that the president’s executive order to block undocumented individuals from being counted in the U.S. Census is unconstitutional.

The US Supreme Court granted an emergency request from the Trump administration, allowing it to rush the 2020 Census count to an early close. LWV CEO Virginia Kase issued this statement in response to today’s decision.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the Trump administration to halt its rush to end the 2020 Census, extending deadline for counting to October 31. 

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order in National Urban League v. Ross against the winding down of in-person counting for the 2020 Census.

LWVUS and partners filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s decision to rush the Census counting period to a close amid a national public health emergency.

LWV of the United States and LWV of California, Florida, Texas filed an amicus brief in New York Immigrant Coalition v. Trump, a case which challenges President Trump’s executive order to block undocumented individuals from being counted in the U.S. Census.

LWVUS and Common Cause have written a letter to Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham asking him to commit to a fair and accurate census count. 

The League joined a letter calling on the U.S. Senate to address the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 by enacting legislation that achieves certain objectives.

The League joined members and affiliates of The Census Project , urging Congress to include supplemental funding to help the Census Bureau cover costs related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its conduct of the 2020 Census. 

USPS is a critical piece of infrastructure helping many individuals navigate daily life. Congress must protect USPS so it can continue to provide its critical services.