Maloney Announces Amicus Brief in Support of AG Schneiderman Suit to Prevent Politicization of 2020 Census

Apr 3, 2018
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, today announced that she will lead an amicus brief from members of Congress in support of the lawsuit led by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to prevent the politicization of the 2020 Census with the inclusion of a citizenship question.

“Every effort must be made to fight the Trump Administration’s thinly veiled attempt to wage an unconstitutional assault on our census – which is why I was proud to stand with AG Schneiderman today and why I intend to lead an amicus brief of members of Congress in support of this multi-state lawsuit to prevent the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

“In addition to my plans to lead an amicus brief, I have introduced the 2020 Census IDEA act, to prevent this and any other last-minute changes that threaten the integrity of the census. Our democracy depends on a full and accurate count of our nation and the Trump Administration cannot be allowed to compromise that.”