Mi Familia Vota Celebrates Census Victory with the Latino and Immigrant Community
We call on President Trump to recognize our communities and stop the attacks
(Washington, D.C.) – On Thursday, July 11th, President Trump announced he would no longer pursue the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, adding that he planned to gather non-citizen data through other means.
Mi Familia Vota issued the following statement:
“President Trump had no plausible explanation for adding a citizenship question to the census and our community saw right through his efforts to undermine and suppress our political power and representation. Three federal courts and the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration, annihilating the plans to print a questionnaire that would lead to an undercount of immigrants and Latinos. This is a victory for our communities.
“Mi Familia Vota is looking forward to engaging Latinos and immigrants in the census and the 2020 elections. Our continued civic engagement, including census participation and voting, will be our main lines of defense to protect our rising political power and to elect representatives who share our values. We call on President Trump and his supporters to stop pursuing racist intimidation tactics and to instead work with – not against – our community to equitably strengthen our nation.”
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.