Every Texan Counts: Ensure Full Representation in the 2020 Census

Sign your name to say you support counting ALL Texans in the 2020 census.

The census is supposed to count everyone living in the country in order to allocate seats in Congress and determine federal dollars dispersed to each state. 

Federal money given to states as a result of the census is used to fund health care, housing, education, transportation and more. Even a one percent undercount could cost Texas at least $300 million PER YEAR over the next decade. A failure to count all Texans would also result in gerrymandering and lack of representation in our government.

In an effort to stick it to immigrants, Republicans have added a question about citizenship status. Experts say this question would greatly reduce census participation by intimidating immigrants.

Sign our petition to show that you believe all Texans should be represented in the 2020 census.

Every Texan deserves to have a voice.

Background

The U.S. conducts a demographic count, or census, of our country every 10 years to record things such as population, diversity make-up, age, and more.

Republicans are attempting to stifle minority voices and incite fear in immigrants by adding the citizenship question. But that is not what the census is about. The census is meant to count every resident.

In a 2016 Supreme Court ruling, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, "Representatives serve all residents, not just those eligible to vote." Counting every person is not only a constitutional mandate, but is essential to ensuring that Texas can thrive for years to come.

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from parties in Department of Commerce v. New York, a case that calls into question the constitutionality of the citizenship question in the 2020 census questionnaire.

Sign our petition to say you support removing the citizenship question from the 2020 census.

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    Background

    The U.S. conducts a demographic count, or census, of our country every 10 years to record things such as population, diversity make-up, age, and more.

    Republicans are attempting to stifle minority voices and incite fear in immigrants by adding the citizenship question. But that is not what the census is about. The census is meant to count every resident.

    In a 2016 Supreme Court ruling, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, "Representatives serve all residents, not just those eligible to vote." Counting every person is not only a constitutional mandate, but is essential to ensuring that Texas can thrive for years to come.

    Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from parties in Department of Commerce v. New York, a case that calls into question the constitutionality of the citizenship question in the 2020 census questionnaire.

    Sign our petition to say you support removing the citizenship question from the 2020 census.