Statement on the Supreme Court Decision on a Citizenship Question on the US Census
Today, the Supreme Court blocked a highly controversial question that would ask individuals about their citizenship status as part of the upcoming 2020 Census.
NYC Labor stands in solidarity with communities across all boroughs to ensure a fair and accurate decennial Census. Billions of federal dollars and political representation are at stake. In order for the Census to proceed in a timely manner that allows all people and communities to be counted, we call on the Census Bureau to immediately proceed with preparing the Census for print, consistent with the court’s ruling.
The labor movement is committed to educating and engaging our members and their families through the Labor Counts! Census 2020 Complete Count Committee. Through our efforts and in collaboration with other initiatives we will do everything possible to make sure our communities respond to the 2020 Census survey. We ask our affiliates and their members who have questions or concerns to reach out to their labor unions for assistance. Together, we will ensure that every New Yorker is counted and reflected in this decennial count of our country. The stakes have never been higher.