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Sign the petition to make the 2020 census fair

The next census will be in 2020. The data is used to make sure communities get the right number of representatives in government. And it's also used to decide where resources go for Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans' assistance, infrastructure funding, and other programs. For a census to be accurate, it must count every resident. Resident. Not citizen.

But the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies are threatening an accurate count. They want to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, even though that will result in undercounting disenfranchised people.

Sign the petition telling Congress to make the 2020 census fair.

I'm glad our Oregon Attorney General has joined with several other state Attorneys General to challenge the addition of a citizenship question, but we all need to speak up. It's unfair, especially to communities like Oregon with large immigrant populations.

Our neighbors, friends, and colleagues who were not born in the U.S. are already under threat of deportation and family separation. And now, if Trump gets his way, millions of residents will not be counted. That is wrong.

The accuracy of census data is vitally important.

Every person needs to be counted. It's only fair.

Posted on May 7, 2018.