Join Us! Oppose Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census


Join CFPA in opposition to a new citizenship question in the 2020 US Census! In solidarity with our partners in California and nationwide, CFPA is strongly opposed to the Department of Justice request to add a question to the 2020 US Census that asks respondents to indicate which members of their families are U.S. citizens.

Demographic experts- including those at the US Census Bureau- have expressed grave concern that this proposed question will intimidate and discourage immigrant residents from responding to the Census, which will lead to inaccurate counts that leave California communities under-resourced and underrepresented. A Census undercount would result in an inadequate distribution of governmental funding for crucial programs to California communities, including nutrition programs like WIC for pregnant women and young children.

CFPA submitted comments to oppose the proposed citizenship question in the 2020 Census. View our comments here. PDF

We encourage you to submit written comments as well. Public comments will be accepted through 8:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

To take action:

Submit comments to the Department of Commerce!

  • Sample comments available. link

  • Submit your comments to the Federal Registry here. link

California is home to the largest share of immigrants of any state, representing the greatest diversity of races, ethnicities, and nationalities in the country. Undercounting our immigrant neighbors is a universally negative action that would have an impact on many California communities. link

Let’s ensure that everyone is counted!

Questions? Contact Beatriz Sosa-Prado at 213.482.8200 ext. 207