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Submit a Public Comment - 2020 Census

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The Content of the 2020 Census questionnaire is described as follows:

"The proposed questions for the 2020 Census questionnaire include age, citizenship, Hispanic origin, race, relationship, sex, and tenure.”

I object to the inclusion of questions about “citizenship” in the 2020 Census questionnaire. This is a new, additional question that increases of burden upon respondents and also the costs of data collection. The question appears to be designed to reduce the participation of non-citizens. This will disadvantage states like my state--Massachusetts--that have significant immigrant populations. It will result in an undercount of Massachusetts residents and less funding where the formula depends, in part of in whole, on accurate population counts.

Office of the Federal Register: form to submit a formal comment by August 7

Earlier Event: July 29
Canvass NY-19, Chatham, NY
Later Event: August 1
NH-2, Phone Bank, Nashua, NH