*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD21 by the CDP ***
Right now, the Trump Administration has a reckless plan to politicize the 2020 Census by adding a question about citizenship status. In communities with large immigrant populations like ours in the Central Valley, this will almost certainly lead to a drastic undercounting as thousands of residents — including those who are documented — would fear completing the census and risk their families being reported to ICE.
At a time when Trump has ramped up aggressive rhetoric against immigrants in our community, launched dangerous deportation raids through ICE, and threatened local businesses — it’s crucial that we fight back against this latest attack.
Not only does a citizenship question serve to intimidate immigrant communities — lowering response rates could affect everything from political representation in Congress to the amount of federal resources that are allocated to our communities. That could mean fewer federal dollars for health care, schools, and our farming industry.
Regardless of your political persuasion — our community would be one of the worst impacted by this decision, so we’ve got to demand that the question is removed.
Thanks for your support,