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Latino and Immigrant Community Look to Supreme Court to Reject Trump’s Politicization of the Census

04.23.2019

For Immediate Release
April 23, 2019
Contact: Karina Martínez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org

Latino and Immigrant Community Look to Supreme Court
to Reject Trump’s Politicization of the Census

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear arguments on the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Mi Familia Vota released the following statement:

It is critical that the Latino and immigrant community be counted in census efforts, in spite of the President’s efforts to politicize this count. Multiple federal courts have already ruled against the Administration on the basis that this question will suppress census participation, subsequently decreasing the power, representation, and funding of our communities in an unfair manner.

SCOTUS must protect the census as a means to strengthen our democracy- the census is one of the greatest opportunities for civic engagement available to every person in our country. Mi Familia Vota will work to ensure that all people, including immigrant populations, are represented in this count.

SCOTUS must protect our census as a means to strengthen our democracy. The census is an opportunity for civic engagement available to every person, one of the greatest ways to show our civic pride in this country. Mi Familia Vota will work to ensure that all people, including immigrant populations, are represented in this count.

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.