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Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Uncategorized
Type: Pubs & Reports

Sabotaging the Count: Trump’s Attacks on the Census and What You Can Do

The Trump administration seeks to strip funding and political representation from communities of color through underfunding the Census Bureau and adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The U.S. Constitution mandates that every U.S. resident regardless of age, citizenship status, or ability to vote be counted every ten years. Policymakers use the information from the decennial census to distribute nearly $700 billion in public funds each year.