NEW YORK – On the premature last day of Census enumeration owing to the Supreme Court ruling allowing the Trump administration to halt counting early, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement:
“The Supreme Court’s decision to cut short the Census count at President Trump’s request all but guarantees that there will not be a complete and accurate 2020 Census. The Census Bureau’s own experts have said as much.
From the start of the 2020 Census, well before the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has deliberately tried to undermine the process required for a fair count. An undercount in the Census will disproportionately hurt communities of color and rural populations. For this administration, this is not a coincidence. It is the point.
House Democrats have fought every step of the way against the Trump administration’s attempts to undermine our nation’s Census because we know that a fair count is critical to our communities getting the funding and representation we deserve. Today, across the vibrant mosaic of the House Democratic Caucus, we are urging our constituents to make sure they respond to the 2020 Census before tonight’s deadline.
It is not too late to get counted by visiting 2020Census.gov, calling 844-330-2020 or by answering a few short questions if a Census enumerator comes to your door. We must get counted like our life depends on it, because our quality of life absolutely depends on it.”