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  • Carolyn Maloney

USA TODAY: 2020 Census citizenship question would hurt business decisions on jobs, stores and even T

Census data helps all kinds of companies decide where to build and what to sell. Imagine the impact if that information were incomplete or distorted.

The Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether to uphold three district court decisions that ruled illegal the Commerce Department’s wish to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

It is difficult to overstate the importance of this ruling. Siding with the Trump administration would ignore the plain language of the law, make the decennial Census less accurate, deny some parts of the country adequate federal resources and deprive millions of Americans of fair representation.

Read the rest of Carolyn’s USA Today op-ed about the importance of defending the 2020 Census.

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