Advocacy for a Fair, Accurate, and Inclusive Census

ALA has advocated for a fair, accurate, and inclusive 2020 Census, so that all communities receive fair funding and representation and Census data users have reliable information. To learn more, see ALA's 2020 Census resources.

  • Coalition letter to the House & Senate Appropriations Committees regarding full-year funding for the 2020 Census (December 6, 2019)
  • The Scoop: "Next Steps on the Census" (August 1, 2019)
  • Coalition letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding funding for the 2020 Census (July 24, 2019)
  • The Scoop: "ALA Statement on SCOTUS Census Ruling" (June 27, 2019)
  • Coalition letter to the House of Representatives regarding FY 2020 Census Bureau funding (June 17, 2019)
  • Testimony to the Senate Commerce Appropriations Subcommittee regarding funding for the 2020 Census (May 10, 2019)
  • Coalition letter regarding to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittees regarding FY20 funding for the Census Bureau (April 16, 2019)
  • Testimony to the House Commerce Appropriations Subcommittee regarding funding for the 2020 Census (April 4, 2019)
  • The Scoop: "ALA Joins Group Opposing Census Citizenship Question: Supreme Court Argument will be Heard April 23." (April 2, 2019)
  • Amicus curiae brief of ALA, et al., in the Supreme Court of the United States, Department of Commerce v. State of New York, regarding a citizenship question on the 2020 Census (April 1, 2019)
  • Coalition letter to the U.S. Census Bureau on recommendations for Questionnaire Assistance Centers for the 2020 Census (March 19, 2019)
  • Letter to the U.S. Census Bureau regarding Questionnaire Assistance Centers for the 2020 Census (February 22, 2019)
  • Letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging funding for Questionnaire Assistance Centers in the 2020 Census (December 7, 2018)
  • Comments to the Census Bureau regarding information collection in the 2020 Census (August 6, 2018)
  • Coalition comments to the Census Bureau regarding information collection in the 2020 Census (August 1, 2018)
  • Coalition Letter to the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee regarding FY 2019 funding for the Census Bureau (June 4, 2018)
  • Coalition Letter to the House and Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittees regarding FY 19 funding for the Census Bureau (May 1, 2018)
  • Coalition Letters to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs regarding a citizenship question on the 2020 Census (April 12, 2018)
  • Coalition Letter to the Commerce Department opposing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census (January 10, 2018)