Ensure that the Census Bureau's American Community Survey is not eliminated
  • Petitioned The United State Senate

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The United State Senate
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
New York
Sen. Charles Schumer
New York-14
Rep. Joseph Crowley
North Carolina-10
Rep. Patrick McHenry

Ensure that the Census Bureau's American Community Survey is not eliminated

    1. Stephen Robert Morse
    2. Petition by

      Stephen Robert Morse

      New York, NY

As the Washington Post Editorial Board writes, "As James Madison argued around the time of the first census, collecting information on the socio-economic status of the population is one of those basic things that government is uniquely suited to do, and it benefits everyone. Businesses deciding whether to sell tractors or tricycles want to know how many people live in a given area, whether they mostly live in apartments or houses, with how many children, and how far they travel to work. Consumers then get access to goods and services they desire. Municipal planners determining whether to build a new senior center need to know where the elderly live in their town, and if they have family around to care for them. Government agencies targeting $400 billion in annual anti-poverty, health-care or highway spending require granular data on things such as local incomes. Lawmakers debating health-care policy should have up-to-date information on how many people are uninsured, and where they are concentrated."

Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

    • Zee Straight-Weiss BELLEVUE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      The data collected through this survey is used and valued by busines and non-profit organizations along with all levels of public/governmental jurisdictions to make decisions about transportation projects, and the siting of facilities and services -- decisions that impact the daily lives of virtually every resident of this country.

    • Stephen Robert Morse NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Businesses, governments, and citizens need access to Census data. Eliminating the American Community Survey (ACS) would be horrible for America's future. This is an urgent petition because the US House of Representatives has already passed legislation to eliminate the ACS.


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