Supreme Court rules citizenship question cannot, for now, be added to census

SVCF response to the SCOTUS decision on the citizenship case:

On June 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a citizenship question cannot, for now, be added to the 2020 census, by sending the case back to a lower court for further review. We are pleased with this outcome, although this is not the final ruling on the case and our fight continues.

An accurate census count is critical to our democracy and the health and safety of our communities. SVCF will continue to support a complete count in our communities and will continue to oppose attacks on the integrity of the census. Participating in the census is a demonstration of our community’s collective power. We remain united with our community partners in efforts to ensure that everyone is counted in the census.

Local organizations working on the census have submitted 168 proposals to SVCF, totaling more than $9.5 million in requests for funding to conduct local census outreach. But those requests amount to more than the funding we have available to support their work to achieve an accurate count.

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