FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2019
Citizenship Question Removed From 2020 Census
Work must continue to ensure a fair and accurate count
NEW MEXICO– Oriana Sandoval, CEO of the Center for Civic Policy (CCP), issued the following statement on the U.S. government’s decision to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census and begin printing the forms:
“Today marks a great victory for all those who fought so hard against this partisan ploy to weaponize the 2020 census and rig our democracy through the addition of a citizenship question to the Census form.
“Now we double down on the work to ensure a fair and accurate count in New Mexico. We remain particularly committed to ensuring that hard-to-count communities, especially those understandably fearful of this administration’s motives, take part in the next census.
“Through our Get Out the Count campaign, and alongside our allies, we will ensure every child and family in NM is counted so that all of our communities get the representation and resources they deserve.”