For Immediate Release: April 23, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Supreme Court today will hear arguments in Department of Commerce v. New York, a high profile case stemming from 18 states’ and several cities’ opposition to the addition of a 2020 Census question about citizenship status. This is a basic question to ask on the U.S. Census and Secretary Ross has been correct to fight for its addition.
“The left manufactures fear and minority suppression in nearly every situation and this case is no different,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “Asking about the respondents’ citizenship status is an absolutely fundamental piece of information that must be on the Census. This survey determines congressional apportionment and electoral votes. It is logical and necessary to know the count and distribution of citizens apart from non-citizen legal residents. Without that count, how will voting American citizens maintain the integrity and effectiveness of their voting rights?
“There’s simply no rational argument against adding this question to the census. The only arguments are politically motivated attempts to strip U.S. citizens of their rights and privileges.”
John and Andy Schlafly have written for Phyllis Schlafly Eagles at length on this topic. Read their full column on this issue here.