Congresswoman Barbara Lee Commends the Supreme Court's Decision on the 2020 Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Supreme Court blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 Census. In response, Congresswoman Lee (CA-13) issued the following statement:

“I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to effectively prevent the untested, unnecessary, and ill-timed citizenship question from being included in the 2020 Census today.

“The U.S. Census should make our nation more equal and representative, not less. By weaponizing the Census, this Administration tried to intimidate immigrants, worsen gerrymandering, and intentionally undercount communities of color.

“Now we must begin the work of ensuring that we fully count our communities, which is why I am dedicated to working with my congressional colleagues to make sure we make the proper investments to see that happen.  

“No one in our nation should go uncounted. Our democracy works best when we count everyone.”