Funders Applaud Outcome on Citizenship Question Case, Remain Committed to 2020 Census
In response to the US Supreme Court’s decision in US Department of Commerce v. New York, the case challenging the inclusion of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, FCCP’s Funders Census Initiative co-chairs — Marcia Avner with the Bauman Foundation, Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones with the Long Island Community Foundation, and Alexie Torres-Fleming with Access Strategies Fund — issued the following statement:
“We applaud the US Supreme Court’s decision to halt the inclusion of the untested citizenship question, for now, from the 2020 Census. This is a critical step toward a fair and accurate count. However, the threat of the question has already created significant fear and mistrust, particularly for historically undercounted populations such as communities of color, immigrants, low-income households, and young children."