On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing this year’s US Census. On Saturday, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to temporarily end the plan to wind down in-person counting efforts. The order is in effect until a hearing on September 17.
In July, the Trump administration issued a memorandum to omit undocumented immigrants from the census headcount. The Brennan Center says these changes could cause California and New Jersey to lose a seat in the House. Undercounting people of color would have long lasting effects in communities across the country. What will it take to ensure everyone is counted?
D’Vera Cohn, senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center, who studies and writes about demographics in the United States, including the census
Se-ah-dom Edmo, tribal community coordinator with We Count Oregon
Respond to the 2020 Census online
Pew Research Center, D’Vera Cohn: Four-in-ten who haven’t yet filled out U.S. census say they wouldn’t answer the door for a census worker
NPR, Hansi Lo Wang: Census Work Has Been Winding Down, But A Judge Says It Needs To Press On For Now
The San Francisco Chronicle, Zoha Raza: All immigrants must be counted in 2020 Census
USA Today, Marco della Cava: 2020 census 'emergency' threatens to leave out communities of color and rural Americans