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We All Deserve to Be Counted: Our Plan for the Next Census

Release Date: 
04/04/2018

Our state is great because of the strength we draw from our diversity, including the 10 million immigrants who live here. Immigrants and their families are our classmates and colleagues, our neighbors, and family members. No matter where someone comes from and regardless of citizenship status, we are stronger when we work together, find new ways to deal with old challenges, and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

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CA Could Lose Political Clout: Climate of Fear Could Lead to Huge California Census Undercount

Release Date: 
02/26/2018

The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in December, asking that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 Census because citizenship data was needed to protect minority populations from “racial discrimination in voting.”

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After Budget Deal, Policymakers Should Boost 2018 Funding for the 2020 Census

Release Date: 
02/16/2018

With President Trump and Congress boosting overall non-defense discretionary funding for 2018 and 2019, they now must use some of these funds for the fast-approaching 2020 census.

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Opinion: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on the 2020 Census

Release Date: 
02/06/2018

Since the very first census in 1790, the constitutionally required population count has attempted to survey everyone from every corner of the country to determine equitable distribution of federal funding as well as congressional representation.

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