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The Citizenship Question and the Future of the 2020 Census

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The Citizenship Question and the Future of the 2020 Census

By Marie Camino The organizations that comprise the human services sector share a common mission: to help everyone reach their full potential and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways.  Over 300 programs that help lay the foundation for strong communities rely on accurate census data for funding. An inaccurate census count threatens well-being by […]

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National Assembly Joins Supreme Court Briefs in Census Case

On Monday, the National Assembly joined two “friends of the court” briefs in support of the respondents in the case before the Supreme Court addressing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. One brief, led by the National Council of Nonprofits, detailed how the citizenship question would have a negative impact on […]

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National Assembly Circulates Legislative Priorities to Members of Congress

Last Tuesday, the National Assembly distributed a summary of our legislative priorities to the Chiefs of Staff for all 535 Members of the 116th Congress. We hope you will join us in the coming months to leverage our sector’s collective expertise to advance policies that support human services, build well-being, and promote thriving communities. We […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

Since the Census Bureau announced the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the National Assembly has called for its removal. Adding the question would lead to a significant undercount and undermine the apportionment of congressional seats in some of the most populous states and urban areas, many of which have large immigrant populations. […]

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Washington Policy Council: 2020 Census

Listen to a complete recording of the most recent Washington Policy Council: Undercounting of Young Children Deborah Stein, Network Director for the Partnership for America’s Children, joined the Washington Policy Council on Tuesday to discuss the importance of ensuring all children are counted during the upcoming 2020 Census. Undercounting young children in the census has […]

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