These reports are the first two of a planned six on the consequences of adding the citizenship question to Census 2020 and other barriers to a complete count.
Immigrants want to take part in the census, a basic exercise in our democracy. But many are afraid.
Leaders of four of the nation’s most prominent philanthropies have committed $20 million in new money to a $43 million effort to ensure a complete and accurate tally in the 2020 census — and are publicly calling on their philanthropy peers to provide an additional $10 million for a total of $73 million.
The 2020 census has put many foundations on a state of high alert. Getting an accurate count on the census is important because the data collected is used to determine not only representation in Congress, but also the destination of federal dollars.