AHA asks members to "Help Protect the Census"

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The Department of Justice recently sent a letter to the Census Bureau requesting that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 Census. Future generations of historians will rely on this census for accurate and comprehensive data. According to our colleagues in the American Sociological Association, if such a question were to be included, "the integrity of the 2020 Census data will be fundamentally compromised. Including a citizenship question is likely to keep some people from responding to the questionnaire and others from responding truthfully, thereby undermining the accuracy of the data."

The AHA urges members to contact Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to register their concern. Use this link to the National Humanities Alliance advocacy tool.  


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