Last week the President made a statement that he wanted to exclude non-citizens from the census count. While he doesn’t have the legal authority to do so, we’ve seen time and time again that he and his words seem to be above the law. Let’s push Governor Abbott to publicly push back against the President, as Texas will have a lot to lose if non-citizens are excluded from the count.
- NPR: With No Final Say, Trump Wants to Change Who Counts for Dividing Up Congress
- Pew Research: How Removing Non-Citizens from Census Statistics Could Affect House Reapportionment
- Texas Public Radio: Tragedy on the Rio Grande Valley – How a low census count has negatively impacted a community’s ability to respond to COVID-19
WHAT YOU CAN SAY
Call Governor Greg Abbott at 512-463-2000.
“Hi, I’m a constituent of Governor Abbott’s and I’m calling to ask him to stand up for Texans and push back against President Trump’s recent call to only count citizens for the upcoming Census count. The Census has always included everyone who lives in the country, and Texas stands to lose a lot if non-citizens get left out. I trust that the Governor understands what is at stake, and understands that this issue should not be a partisan one. Please encourage him to do the right thing, and have every Texan be counted. My zip code is _____.”