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Greenwald on Trump Administration’s 2020 Census Question

(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald (D-Camden, Burlington) released the following statement on Tuesday:

“I am appalled by the Trump administration’s decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census. This anti-immigrant policy will have a detrimental effect on the accuracy of the decennial census count, and inspire fear within immigrant communities. We see how this fear affects communities across the nation already, when in the 2010 census nearly 1.5 million people of color were not counted.

“Along with my Senate colleague, Jim Beach, I have sponsored a resolution to direct the New Jersey Congressional Delegation to reject any measure that would include this question, given the effect it would have on equitable allocation of federal funds and the number of electoral votes in each state. We stand ready to take action against this move that will lead to an inaccurate representation of the American people.”