The census is designed to give our government a complete look at all Americans and our diverse needs to allow for apportioning representation and resources appropriately across the country. Rushing the census by prematurely concluding data collection will result in false information and is likely to disproportionately impact historically under-counted groups like Native Americans, low-income people, non-native English speakers, immigrants, and people experiencing homelessness.
Right now, self-reporting is at an all time low and the Census Bureau is up against the Trump administration's attempts to prematurely conclude data collection. The House of Representatives has already acted to protect the census by including a provision to extend the deadlines and support census data collection work with $400 million in emergency funds in the HEROES Act.
Sign the petition today and urge the Senate to extend the census!