MFV Applauds Federal Judge’s Decision to Bar Trump Administration From Ending Census Early
Washington D.C. - A federal judge recently barred the Trump administration from ending the 2020 census a month early. The ruling says the census, which was delayed for months because of the coronavirus, needs more time to get an accurate count. The census will now finish its count on October 31st.
Hector Sanchez Barba, CEO and Executive Director of Mi Familia Vota released the following statement in response to the court's ruling:
“We applaud the federal judge’s ruling on this case. It is critical to our democracy that we get an accurate count of the Latino community through the census. Our representation matters. Mi Famlia Vota has been working for months to encourage our community to participate in the census and ensure that we are properly counted and adequately represented. We will continue our efforts to ensure that we receive a sufficient share of federal funds, which support critical programs for our community. Through local programming, we are focused on having conversations about the census and the implications of being counted, particularly in this moment.”
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.
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