Supreme Court Blocks Census Citizenship Question

Supreme Court Blocks Census Citizenship Question

For Immediate Release                 
06/27/2019

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census for now and sent the case back to the lower court for further review.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling emphasizes the importance of all of us working together in the year ahead to make sure the 2020 Census is fair and accurate for everyone,” said NDRN’s Executive Director Curt Decker. “The census only happens once a decade and has lasting impacts on every person in the United States, so it is vital that we get it right.”

NDRN is working alongside Census Counts, a diverse, nationwide coalition, to ensure that the census is fair and accurate for everyone living in America. NDRN is committed in making sure that all communities, including the disability community, are all counted in the 2020 Census. Learn more about NDRN’s 2020 Census work here.

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