For Immediate Release:
Democracy Initiative on Donald Trump’s Attempt to Exclude Immigrants from the U.S. Census
The following statement is from Wendy Fields, Executive Director of the Democracy Initiative.
“Donald Trump doesn’t know how to count. We do.
“Immigrants count, regardless of their immigration status. Black people count. Brown people count. Everyone from historically underserved communities counts.
“The U.S. Census is required to count everyone; there is no provision for excluding people the current president doesn’t like. We stand with our allies in the civil rights community, and we will not allow this administration to disrupt the Census.”
The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table.