Citizen Question on U.S. Census

On November 8, members of the LWV Volunteer Lobby Corps. visited the U.S. Senate, including Oklahoma Senator James Lankford’s office. The visit took place on November 8th. It might be a good time for us to call our Senator and support the arguments against the inclusion of the citizenship question in the census. The email announcement and the report turned in by the Volunteer Lobby Corps. can be read on our message board. Follow this link.

Recently, the League of Women Voters US lobbied Senator James Langford in opposition to the question about citizenship being added to the Census. Here is a link to Chris Carson’s statement.

Excerpt:

“Adding this question to the Census now is not only unnecessary and jeopardizes the accuracy of the report, but it comes at a huge financial expense. Taxpayers should not be held responsible for the time and cost of changing the forms and making the report less accurate.

“The United States Constitution mandates an accurate count of all people living in the United States – not all citizens. Non-citizens are an integral part of our economy and need to be included in the 2020 Census to paint a complete picture of our great country. The clock is ticking toward 2020. We call on Congress to take action and correct this issue before it is too late.”

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