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MFV Applauds Ruling to Remove the Citizenship Question from the 2020 Census

01.15.2019

For Immediate Release
January 15, 2019
Contact: Karina Martínez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org

MFV Applauds Ruling to Remove the Citizenship Question from the 2020 Census

The Latino Community Deserves to Be Counted

 

Manhattan, New York – A Federal judge ruled today against the Trump Administration plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Mi Familia Vota released the following statement:

“Today’s ruling indicates that the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was unlawful and egregious. The administration has been clear in its attempt to defund Latino community resources and strip us of our political power. It’s time to end the attacks against our community. The Trump administration must accept this ruling and allow the 2020 census to be implemented without the citizenship question.

“The ruling was clear, but we expect Congress to take action and block the Trump citizenship question from further litigation. Our time and resources should be invested in achieving a proper assessment of our growing numbers, not prolonged battles in court. Mi Familia Vota is committed to ensuring that our community is counted and adequately represented. We are moving forward with a vision for 2020 that includes the elections as well as the census.”

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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.