AG James: If Trump Admin. Won't Defend The Census, We Will

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 14:38

New York to Intervene as Defendant in Alabama Census Case to Ensure Everyone is Counted

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today announced that she will lead a 26-member coalition from around the country — including 15 states, the District of Columbia, three counties, six cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors — in opposing the State of Alabama’s attempt to advance a discriminatory agenda and tilt the power within Congress and the Electoral College by refusing to count every individual in the 2020 decennial census. While the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as their respective leaders, have been named as defendants in the case, the State of New York moved to intervene as a defendant in the federal case of Alabama v. U.S. Department of Commerce, in the Northern District of Alabama, to ensure the case is properly presented and that every resident in America — irrespective of citizenship status — is counted in the decennial census.

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