Maloney: Decision to Print Census Without Citizenship Question is a Huge Win for Democracy

Jul 2, 2019
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and founder of the House Census Caucus, who today sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urging him to begin printing the 2020 Census without the citizenship question, released the following statement when it was reported the bureau will do just that.

“The ominous storm cloud over the census has been lifted. This Administration is finally following the law. Moving forward with the 2020 Census without the citizenship question brings us a step closer to a full and accurate count.

Earlier today, I sent Secretary Ross a letter urging him to print the census forms without the citizenship question and without delay. I have to say, I’ve sent him 6 or 7 letters since they first considered adding the question, and this is the fastest response I have ever received, and it is such great news.

“We owe a lot of this victory to the amazing advocacy and community groups in states across the country who worked hand in hand with us to raise awareness of the illegality and outright lies of the Administration. Today is a huge win for every American who stands for democracy and equal representation.”