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Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the 2020 Census Questionnaire

Thursday, June 27, 2019

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Bowser issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the 2020 Census citizenship question:

“For now, this latest attempt to intimidate our immigrant neighbors is off the table, but the work to end the fear and distrust that the Trump Administration is creating in our immigrant communities continues. With today’s ruling, we can focus our local 2020 Census efforts on getting a fair and accurate count that represents our entire city. And, going forward, we will continue urging the federal government to keep a citizenship question off the Census and keep the focus where it should be – on getting every person in our nation counted and getting our cities and towns the resources they need to build stronger communities.”

Residents can learn more about the District’s 2020 Census efforts at dccensus2020.dc.gov and find information about the confidentiality of the 2020 Census at census.gov.