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National Assembly Circulates Legislative Priorities to Members of Congress

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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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National Assembly Comments on Census Citizenship Question

The National Assembly submitted comments to the Census Bureau today opposing the inclusion of the untested and unnecessary citizenship question on the 2020 Census. We also urged the Bureau to expand its community outreach efforts, and to investigate thoroughly and implement the best methods for obtaining census responses from hard to count populations and immigrant families […]

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2020 Census Public Comment Deadline: August 7

The National Assembly has opposed the addition of an untested citizenship question to the 2020 census since it was announced. In April, we partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure a fair and accurate count, which safeguards equitable representation and the appropriate allocation of federal funds for over 300 financial assistance programs that help […]

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