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The League submitted organizational comments regarding the inclusion of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee continues to explore the proposal of a question related to citizenship on the 2020 Census.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee urging the committee to use its power and remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.

It is up to Congress to exercise oversight authority over the Census Bureau and  remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census. 

 

The League joined letters calling on the committees of jurisdiction in the U.S. Senate and  House to address the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. 

For the first time in more than half a century, the decennial census will ask respondents to indicate whether they’re a U.S. citizen or not.

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ decision to include a question pertaining to citizenship in the 2020 Census

The League joined 168 national, state and local organizations in urging the President to nominate a highly qualified and widely respected professional to serve as the next Director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

The League sent comments to the Census Bureau regarding the decision to continue using the “usual residence” rule. The rule counts incarcerated citizens at their prison addresses rather than their home addresses.

Evenwel v. Abbott, a case out of Texas, has the potential to upset the criteria for drawing state and local legislative districts so that they would be determined by the total number of voters instead of total population. The League submitted an amicus brief in Evenwel that supports the current practice of drawing district lines.