Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the need for everyone living in the United States to complete the 2020 census:
“There are now just five days left to complete the 2020 census, a tool that is critical to ensure proper funding and representation for all California communities.
“This hasn’t been a typical census year. In California, wildfires have displaced families and made it harder to locate many individuals. And a global pandemic made it difficult to conduct in-person counts, necessary when people don’t fill out their census forms.
“The Trump administration last year tried to add a citizenship question to the census form to drive down responses. And more recently, the White House decided to end collection efforts a month earlier than originally planned.
“Despite all those obstacles, we absolutely must obtain an accurate count. I implore any Californian who hasn’t yet completed their census form to do so as quickly as possible.
“The Constitution is clear: Every 10 years, everyone living in the United States – regardless of age, race, ethnicity or citizenship status – must be counted. This count allows accurate allocation of federal resources and ensures equitable representation in Congress. So please do your part for a complete and accurate count.”