SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to abandon its effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:
“The decision to print the 2020 Census forms without a citizenship question is a huge victory for all of California’s 40 million residents. California is a big, beautiful, diverse state, and every Californian has the right to have their voice heard in the Census count,” said Assemblymember Berman, chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Census. “Today’s announcement gives every Californian the confidence that they need to participate in the 2020 Census, which is critically important to their families and their communities.”
Last week the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the addition of a citizenship question, unconvinced by the Commerce Department’s justification for including it.
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