Nation’s Mayors Applaud Court Decision Blocking Addition Of Citizenship Question To 2020 Census

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Below is a statement from United States Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on today’s ruling blocking the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:

“The nation’s mayors are extremely gratified that U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of New York’s Southern District court blocked the Commerce Department’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.  As part of the coalition of 18 Attorneys General and six cities that brought the lawsuit, the U.S. Conference of Mayors believes such a question would have surely jeopardized a full, fair and accurate count and undermine the very core of the constitutional mandate of the Census. Read more>>>