“The U.S. Census plays a critical role in our democracy. Donald Trump is trying to undermine the Census to advance his short-term political goals. Congress must step in, safeguard our democracy and protect the U.S. Census by adding language to the COVID bill to ensure the Census is completed accurately during the pandemic.”
The Trump administration is planning to end the constitutionally required U.S. Census before it is even completed. Missing children and vulnerable people throughout our country would have a devastating two-fold effect for the next decade: cutting funding for a wide range of programs that have funding formulas derived from Census data, and stealing representation of vulnerable populations in Congress.
In effect, Trump knows the country doesn’t support his efforts to undermine our services and communities. So he is attempting to cheat how our democracy functions. He is trying to undermine the effectiveness of the constitutionally-mandated Census.