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Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Ending the Census

El Paso, Texas, October 15, 2020

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling approving the Trump Administration’s request to end the 2020 Census count early:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to enable the Trump administration’s efforts to weaponize the 2020 Census is deeply disappointing and will inflict long-lasting harm on El Paso and vulnerable communities across the country. 

“Amid a global pandemic and economic crisis, ending the Census early could result in an unfair and inaccurate count that violates Americans’ constitutional right to political representation and denies them critical federal funding for programs such as education services, food programs, and housing grants. 

“As I continue my fight in Congress to save the Census and extend reporting deadlines, I urge El Pasoans to respond to the 2020 Census before the October 15, 2020 deadline:

  • Internet self-response at 2020census.gov will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 until 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (3:59 am Mountain Daylight Time on October 16, 2020).
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020. Click here for schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.

“El Pasoans have less than 24 hours left to respond to the Census and ensure our community is not counted out.”

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