PETITION: Extend the Census Deadline!
Sign our petition so that we can make every voice heard!
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Reasons to sign (1)
The United States Census is one of the most important processes in our democracy. The Census count determines federal funding for everything from schools to hospitals to fire departments to roads and more, and impacts our communities in immeasurable ways. Importantly, the census determines our political representation in Washington. But with COVID-19 continuing to infect tens of thousands of Americans each day, we are at risk of severe undercounts of people living in the country. As of today, 38 million households still have not been counted.
The Census Bureau issued a surprise order last month to complete the count a month early in a move to make sure data would reach President Trump's desk while he is still in office December 31st. Since the census only occurs every 10 years, we cannot allow an undercount to happen. The results could have lasting negative impacts on thousands of communities for a decade.
It is imperative that every person living in this country is counted. We must extend the collection deadline to prevent an undercount that could disproportionately impact communities of color. This Constitutional process must not be undermined -- sign our petition and make your voice heard!