March 28, 2018
On March 26, the Department of Commerce announced that it is directing the Census Bureau to include a question about respondents’ citizenship on the 2020 Census. Given that the question is being added without any of the research and testing the Census Bureau routinely undertakes to evaluate changes to the questionnaire, this decision could affect the quality and integrity of the 2020 Census and add to its cost. COSSA opposes this decision and released a statement detailing its concerns. Use the tool below to write to your Members of Congress and tell them to reject this decision and protect the integrity and accuracy of the 2020 Census by passing legislation to remove this question.