Berman Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Census Citizenship Question

Thursday, June 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the citizenship question on the 2020 Census:

“This morning’s decision by the Supreme Court to temporarily prohibit the citizenship question from being placed on the Census is a short-term victory for all Californians,” said Assemblymember Berman. “While there is still some uncertainty as to whether this unnecessary question will be included, there is no question that the Trump administration is intentionally and systematically trying to intimidate Californians and stifle our voices.

“Whether you were born here 90 years ago, or moved here yesterday, you are a Californian. Californians don’t get bullied, and we don’t get intimidated. No matter what happens with this question, the work continues to make sure every person in California gets counted in the census. And at the end of the day, California will be stronger for these efforts.”

 

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