Citizenship Question on Trial
This past Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Commerce v. New York case, which will likely decide the ultimate fate of the added citizenship question. While it’s not possible to predict the Supreme Court rulings based on oral arguments alone, these debates revealed that members were largely falling along ideological lines. Four liberal judges drilled into the federal government on suspected violations to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), and five conservative judges pushed the defendants on whether the Commerce Secretary truly had no due cause in choosing to add the question.
Check out this blog from Lisa Soronen of the State and Local Legal Center that provides a good recap in her National League of Cities CitiesSpeak blog: Expect to See a Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census. We will continue to follow this closely.
Need Help Applying for the Regional Census Fund?
The application deadline for the Regional Census Fund (RCF) May 15! We have two upcoming in-person info sessions:
- Friday, April 19: 10:00 – 11:00 am PDT
- Friday, April 26: 10:00 – 11:00 am PDT
- Friday, May 3: 10:00 – 11:00 am PDT
In-language RCF Request for Proposals
Below are translated RCF Request For Proposals. Feel free to download
(right-click and save to your computer) and email to your networks. And please help us spread this information across the county. Note that all proposals must be submitted in English.
Seattle In-Person Info Session (in Spanish) / Session informativa en Español
Obtenga Fondos para Hablar del Censo con su Comunidad
*Martes 30 de Abril, 6 – 8 pm
South Park Information and Resource Center (SPIARC)
8201 10th Ave S, Seattle 98108
Contacto: (206) 767-7445
*Esta información se actualiza. La información anterior era incorrecta.
Seattle In-Person Info Session
Friday, May 3, 4 pm- 6 pm
Refugee Women’s Alliance
4008 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle 98108
Interpretation available! Email Elsa.firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30 to request an interpreter.
Census Fridays Phone Calls
“Census Friday” calls (in English) scheduled on April 26 and May 3 at 10 am. Calls will be in audio format only.
Conference line: (267) 930-4000
Participant code: 329-709-300