CREDO released the statement below in response to the news that a federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census:
“Once again, a federal judge has stepped in to place a much-needed check on the Trump administration’s racist attacks on immigrant communities,” CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess said. “But the census never should have been used as a voter suppression tool in the first place,” Hess continued. “If the Republican-controlled Congress cared about voting rights and equality it would have blocked this plan as soon as it was announced,” Hess added. “Sadly, that is not the case.”
In March 2018, more than 125,000 people signed CREDO’s petition calling on congress to “prohibit the Census Bureau from asking about citizenship or immigration status in the 2020 census.” The petition can be found here: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/Trump_Census
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of over five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.