An accurate census is crucial to our democracy. It apportions political power and determines how vital federal resources are allocated. Yet the Trump administration is attempting to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census that would sow fear of immigration enforcement, suppress participation, and undercount crucial communities.
The NYCLU and ACLU are in the courts fighting the Trump administration’s shameless efforts to weaponize the census in its war on communities of color, immigrants, and the poor. New Yorkers refuse to be undercounted, discriminated against, or driven into the shadows.