DURHAM, N.C. (June 27, 2019) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday at least temporarily put on hold the Trump Administration’s request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and sent the case back to The Department of Commerce for additional fact-finding.
Democracy North Carolina’s Tomas Lopez released the following statement in response:
“The Census sits at the core of representative American government. It supports implementation of civil rights laws that protect voting rights, equal employment opportunities, and other pillars of our democracy,” said Lopez. “A citizenship question would undermine efforts to ensure a complete and accurate count of every person in the United States— a constitutional requirement. The Department of Commerce should take this ruling as a signal to back off of its plans.”