Prevent Undercounting of Immigrants in the 2020 Census

Action: Call Mayor Durkan and Seattle Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda to support their fight against President Trump’s anti-immigrant assault on the 2020 Census.

Mayor Jenny Durkan
(206) 684-4000
jenny.durkan@seattle.gov
https://www.facebook.com/mayorjennydurkan
https://twitter.com/mayorjenny

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda
Co-Leader, Seattle Census Task Force
206-684-8806
Teresa.Mosqueda@seattle.gov
https://www.facebook.com/CMTMosqueda/
https://twitter.com/cmtmosqueda/

Sample Script:

"Hi, my name is [NAME], and I live in Seattle. I’m calling to thank [Mayor Durkan / Councilmember Mosqueda] for taking a stand against the Trump Administration's call for a citizenship question added to the 2020 Census. Please continue fighting against this unfair, intimidating action. Thank you."

Background:

Data from the next U.S. Census, in 2020, will affect the number of Representatives each state has in Congress, plus spending on education, housing, health care, and economic policy.

The Trump Administration plans to include a new Census question asking respondents about their citizenship status. Critics argue that this is an intimidation tactic intended to prevent immigrants from participating in the Census.

In response the Mayor and Seattle City Council have:

1. Created a CENSUS TASK FORCE which will work with King County, regional partners, and community leaders to ensure a complete count in Seattle and across our region.

2. Joined a LAWSUIT opposing the proposed citizenship question. The suit was filed by a national coalition of state, county, and city officials.

3. Submitted a PUBLIC COMMENT to the U.S. Department of Commerce opposing the citizenship question.

Please call them to show your support.

Learn More:

“Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? ‘Bad Faith,’ a Judge Suggests”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/us/citizenship-question-census.html

“Seattle Preps for Census, Says Citizenship Question Could Intimidate Immigrants”

https://www.seattleglobalist.com/2018/08/09/seattle-preps-for-census-says-citizenship-question-could-intimidate-immigrants/76181