Subject: ACTION ALERT - 2020 Census
From: Karen Sheek, President, LWVCO
ASK CONGRESS TO PROVIDE FUNDING
TO EXTEND THE CENSUS!
COVID-19 has caused significant delays and disruptions to census operations which is why the Bureau has requested the extended household counting operations through October 31, 2020. But recently, the U.S. Census Bureau backtracked and announced it would be ending census operations on September 30, 2020.
Shortening the timeline to collect data and rush operations during a national pandemic sabotages the census and will skew congressional representation, redistricting, and critical funding allotments for every state in the country -- for the next decade. Rural communities are expected to be particularly hard-hit; click here to learn more.
Congress can act to protect the census by reinstating the October 31 deadline and providing the Bureau with necessary funding to complete counting activities.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: