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BUSH TELLS BLACKS, HISPANICS, ASIANS, AMERICAN INDIANS: YOU DON'T COUNT--- BUSH DECLARES OPPOSITION TO MORE ACCURATE CENSUS DATA FOR AMERICA'S MINORITIES, POOR COMMUNITIES
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, after months of dodging questions from the media and civil rights organizers, Governor George W. Bush finally clarified his position regarding what method of census counting he supports. At a 3/5/2000 press conference in Oakland, California, Governor Bush was asked if he supported the anti-sampling position of the Republican Party leadership, and gave the following answer:
MALONEY RIPS DECEPTIVE MAILING FROM CENSUS FOE-- REP. ASKS POSTMASTER GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE FUND-RAISING LETTER DESIGNED TO RESEMBLE CENSUS FORM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat on the House Census Subcommittee, asked the Postmaster General to investigate, what seems to be a clear violation of federal law, mailings that are intended to resemble government documents. The letters were part of a fund-raising solicitation sent by the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF), the leading critic of the Census Bureau, to over a quarter-million households. The letters were sent in envelopes designed to look like official Census Bureau mailings and were timed to overlap with the Census Bureau's mailing out of the official census forms to every home in the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Chairman Dan Miller (R-FL) and Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following joint statement:
JUST DAYS BEFORE PRIMARY, REPUBLICAN ARIZONA GOVERNOR WITHDRAWS CONTROVERSIAL VOTING RIGHTS INITIATIVE
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, in an unprecedented move, the Governor of Arizona, Republican Jane Dee Hull, an avid supporter and the Chair of George W. Bush's Arizona Presidential campaign, went over the head of Arizona's Attorney General, Democrat Janet Napolitano, and sent a notice to the Voting Rights Section of the U.S. Justice Department stating that Arizona is withdrawing its submission to the U.S. Justice Department of the state's anti- sampling law. Until today, Arizona had submitted for clearance, as is mandated under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, its attempt to bar the use of modern statistical methods for re-districting Arizona's state and federal legislative district lines.
The U.S. Census Bureau will be hiring thousands of New Yorkers for temporary, well-paid employment beginning in mid-April for the 2000 Census, U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) announced today. Congresswoman Maloney is the Ranking Member of the Congressional Subcommittee on the Census.
NEW YORK, NY -- Today, after learning that the GAO has released a report expressing the concern that the Census Bureau may not be entirely prepared for all eventualities that may come in the 2000 Census, Congresswoman Maloney, the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on the Census, released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "According to published reports, an agreement has been reached under which the Interior Department's new oil-valuation rules will go into effect March 15th. If these reports are accurate, this deal represents a tremendous victory for the American taxpayer. This agreement will end the sweetheart deal which lets oil companies shortchange American schoolchildren, states, and Indian tribes of millions of dollars in royalty payments each year. This agreement shows that the days of big oil's dominance in the U.S. Capitol are coming to a long overdue end," Maloney stated.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Ken Blackwell, chairman of Steve Forbes' campaign, charged in a 10/27/99 Washington Post article that George W. Bush's latest campaign ads are 'clearly misleading.' I am astounded that Mr. Blackwell would make such a choice of words after being accused by countless Census professionals of distributing a misleading message about the message.
CHANCELLOR CREW, CONGRESSWOMAN MALONEY ANNOUNCE CITY SCHOOLS PARTICIPATION IN THE "CENSUS IN THE SCHOOLS" PROGRAM
New York - Today, Chancellor Rudolph F. Crew and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined students from MS 167, Senator Wagner Middle School, to listen and learn about the "Census in the Schools" program, a program designed to help children understand the Census, and raise awareness within children's families about the importance of filling out Census forms.