Urging the Census Bureau to Request Emergency 2020 Census Support, If Needed, ASAP

As Congress considers the next legislative COVID-19 relief package, the leaders of The Census Project asked Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director of the Census Bureau, if the Census Bureau “needs additional funding in FY 2020 or enactment of emergency authorities to complete your mission to conduct a fair and accurate 2020 Census in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.”

With the Census Bureau having to postpone so many decennial operations because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Census Project wanted to make sure that any extra dollars necessary to complete a full and accurate 2020 Census get taken care of ASAP.

“If you are considering a supplemental funding request for the national headcount, we strongly urge you to convey that need to Congressional appropriators immediately.”

Read the full letter from The Census Project.