Protect the 2020 census and DEMOCRACY ITSELF from Trump’s racist, partisan abuse!

I’ve been reading a lot about Trump’s blatant attempt to violate the Constitution by politicizing and racializing the 2020 census.  This article from MoveOn does a good job of summarizing the crisis succinctly, and it provides an URGENT PETITION that you can sign:

Donald Trump and his Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, want to add a question about citizenship to the census. The Constitution states that “all people” must be counted for the census, not just citizens. If this question goes ahead, all urban areas — and big states like California, Florida, New York, and Texas — will lose federal funding for public services like education, as well as representation in Congress.

This is an attempt to subvert the census for blatantly political reasons, and to ensure that the votes of citizens in lightly populated areas count for more than the votes of the majority of citizens living in cities and big states. Sign the petition to show them that we’re all paying attention and won’t stay quiet:

Trump: Don’t tamper with the 2020 Census!
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/president-trump-dont-2?mailing_id=39764&source=s.icn.em.cr&%3Br_by=547839&r_by=12963364

Another organization — the Courage Campaign (www.couragecampaign.org) provided the following information and petition.  They are collaborating with Common Cause, DailyKos, and other organizations to pressure Congress about this.

The Trump administration wants to undercount immigrants in the census. If they get away with it, states like California, New York, and New Jersey would lose seats in Congress, while states like Idaho, Wyoming, and Kansas would gain seats.  If Republicans manipulate the census, they rig elections in their favor for at least the next 10 years.

And it’s not just elections. The census also determines how federal funds get distributed for everything from social safety net programs to highway funding. This a blatant attempt to undercount people in urban areas — meaning less political representation and fewer resources for those communities. Will you sign the petition asking Congress to stop this attack on democracy?

Sign this petition calling on Congress to provide a fair and accurate Census in 2020 by removing the citizenship question:   https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-congress-fair-and-accurate-census-in-2020-drop-the-citizenship-question?source=CCCensus2018_CCampaign&referrer=group-courage-campaign

 

CREDO Action invites you to sign this petition:  https://act.credoaction.com/sign/Trump_Census?t=5&akid=27880%2E8825164%2E69gE0L

And the progressive organization People for the American Way (www.pfaw.org) offers their petition on the same subject.  They offer info at:  http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/right-wing-exposes-real-goals-of-trump-administrations-citizenship-question-on-2020-census-form/ 

Their petition is at:  http://act.pfaw.org/sign/stop-trump-attack-2020-census/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=aa&utm_campaign=2020census&t=3&akid=2823%2E2118802%2E72afHQ

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org