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Wilbur Ross is attempting to add a citizenship question to the #2020Census for one reason only: To intimidate and frighten recent immigrants so they don’t fill out their census form.

More than 250,000 Americans are demanding the question be removed.
The census citizenship question has long-term implications. Systematic undercounting of immigrants means the areas they live will be underrepresented politically.

If we don't #SaveTheCensus, resources will be diverted away from the areas where immigrants reside.
Ross’ pretext for the citizenship question—that he wants to better enforce the Voting Rights Act—would be laughable if it weren’t so cruel. It has nothing to do with enforcing the Voting Rights Act. It’s about radically shifting political power to the GOP:…
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45 wants to use the #2020Census to take power from big states w immigrants like CA & give it to rural (& often red) states.

YOU can help #SaveTheCensus—it'll only take a min. Continued⤵…
At the direction of the White House, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, in coordination with AG Jeff Sessions’ anti-immigrant DOJ, announced that he directed the Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.…
45's attempt is blatantly political & would lead to an undercount that would lead to the taking of seats in the House of Representatives, electoral college votes, & federal funds from from big states with immigrants & give them to rural—mostly red—states.…
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Important: The #2020Census is one of the most urgent civil rights issues facing the country — and right now, every person in America has the opportunity to help ensure the count is fair and accurate for all communities. This thread explains how (plus some background). 1/
The Census Bureau has invited the public to comment on the #2020Census, including the questions that will appear on the form. That means the American people can speak directly to the Trump administration about its misguided actions to undermine the integrity of the 2020 count. 2/
After @uscensusbureau spent nearly a decade carefully preparing and testing questions to be included on the #2020Census, Commerce @SecretaryRoss caved to political pressure in March of this year and directed the bureau to add a question on citizenship to the census form. 3/
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