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Dingell Statement on Census Dropping Citizenship Question

Washington, July 2, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the Trump Administration abandoned efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. 

“The Trump Administrations efforts to include a citizenship question in the Census was wrong from the beginning. To protect the pillars of our democracy, we must ensure all communities are accurately counted in the 2020 Census. Efforts to add a citizenship question were misguided, untested, and would seriously threaten participation and skew the results of the Census. We must always stand in the face of efforts to undermine our democracy.”

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