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City Using Libraries To Reach Out In 2020 Census Push

Posted 8/5/19

As part of the city’s efforts to quell any fears left over from the Trump Administration’s failed attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Mayor de Blasio announced a $1.4-million investment in the public libraries to reach out to undercounted communities and immigrants to educate them about participating in the count.

The U.S. Commerce Department announced in March 2018 that it would restore the citizenship question, which had not been used since the 1950 Census. But two months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided against overturning three lower-court rulings that blocked the question from being included.

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