The U.S. Constitution stipulates that the government is required to conduct a census every 10 years, and the goal is clear: to count all people living in the United States without exception — adults and children, citizens and non citizens alike. The data collected in the Census helps determine how more than $800 billion in federal resources will be distributed, including where schools, roads and hospitals are built, as well as providing the basis for funding for other essential programs and services.
ADC stands firmly against the underlying discriminatory goals of this administration and reasserts the unconstitutionality of the citizenship question on the U.S. Census. A fair and accurate 2020 Census is critical for everyone – particularly those communities most likely to be undercounted, such as the Arab-American community. ADC will continue to work to make sure all communities are counted, without exception, and that our voices are heard.