Tag: 2020 census

‘Conspicuously Deficient’: NAACP Challenges 2020 Census’ Ability to Count Communities of Color

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) The NAACP, in a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Census Bureau last Friday, is alleging the federal government is unprepared to accurately count America’s black residents—an issue that could result in political disenfranchisement and billions of dollars in losses for black and brown communities. The suit, filed alongside Prince George’s […]

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U.S. Census Bureau recruiting in Hampton Roads for 2020 Census Team

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – The United States Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people around the country, including in Hampton Roads, to assist with the 2020 Census count. The Census Bureau is hiring for positions such as census takers, recruiting assistants, office clerks and supervisory staff. Pay rates can vary by position and location, the […]

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Make It Count: Stacey Abrams on Why the 2020 Census and Fighting Voter Suppression Go Hand in Hand for Black Americans

A WordWe’d like to have A Word with you. In The Root’s op-ed video series, thought leaders across various disciplines give their perspectives on the important issues you should know about. “When we are not counted, we do not count. And when we do not count, we do not improve our communities.” —Stacey Abrams In […]

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Study Projects That Black Americans Will Be Twice as Likely as Whites Not to Participate in 2020 Census

According to a new report, black Americans are much less likely to participate in the upcoming 2020 census, and if you think the NAACP is about to let that happen, you’re in for a rude awakening. From Huffington Post: Black Americans are roughly twice as likely as their white counterparts to express doubts about participating […]

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Trump Cries Uncle on Citizenship Question for Census 2020

People gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as decisions are handed down June 27, 2019. The high court blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) Looks like Donald Trump blinked. The Justice Department announced Tuesday that there will be no citizenship question on the 2020 […]

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Federal Judge Rules New Evidence of Race and Partisan Bias in Citizenship Question Issue Deserves a 2nd Look

Signs sit behind the podium before the start of a press conference April 3, 2018, with the then New York attorney general Eric to announce a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census form. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) A federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday […]

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It’s Almost Decision Time for the US Supreme Court, With Questions Regarding Census 2020 and Gerrymandering High on the List

The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme CourtPhoto: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) With the start of each June, the countdown begins to when the Supreme Court is expected to hand down decisions in cases that came before them in the term, and among the biggest items this term were cases involving census 2020 and partisan gerrymandering. […]

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