TELL CONGRESS TO STOP THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM ENDING THE CENSUS EARLY

TELL CONGRESS TO STOP THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM ENDING THE CENSUS EARLY

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Jenn Mulligan started this petition to Senator Cory A. Booker and

The Trump Administration asked Congress for an extension for the Census and abruptly wants to end it early. This is a great abuse of power and it needs to be addressed as this will impact the American people for the next 10 years. As an American, I am asking Congress to set a date for the census numbers to be turned in. We are in a global pandemic and this is not the time to cut the census time short. If you haven't completed your census, please go to Census.gov.

How does the census effect you?

How the Census Benefits Your Community
 Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy. 

Importance of Apportionment
 

Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that an apportionment of representatives among the states must be carried out every 10 years. Therefore, apportionment is the original legal purpose of the decennial census, as intended by our Nation's Founders.

Apportionment is the process of dividing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states, based on the state population counts that result from each decennial census.

The apportionment results will be the first data published from the 2020 Census, and those results will determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years.

 

 

 

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