June 27, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 27, 2019

 

APIAVote Applauds Supreme Court Ruling in Census Citizenship Question and Encourages Census Participation

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision today, we are thrilled to see that democracy has won and that the citizenship question will not be included in the 2020 Census at this time. The intimidation of noncitizens against participating in the census will undoubtedly cause an undercount of minority demographics, ultimately defunding our communities and reinforcing political underrepresentation. We will continue to fight for the representation and resources that the AANHPI communities deserve and will work to ensure the full and complete participation of all communities without fear in the 2020 Census.

About APIAVote: APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian American Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation. APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative, and where Asian American and Pacific Islander communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. See our website for more information at http://www.apiavote.org/

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Contact: Jennifer Baik | (202) 223-4180
jbaik@apiavote.org