On July 21, President Trump issued an executive order to exclude some residents from the 2020 Census count.
Statement from OK Policy:
The Constitution requires that every person living in our nation must be counted through the Census. Today’s executive order undermines this clear directive and runs counter to our nation’s governing document. This order is steeped in racism and merely serves as a political distraction from the important work that must be done to ensure an accurate Census count this year. Our communities depend on an accurate Census count in order to secure Oklahoma’s fair share of federal funding. Today’s order will make that Census work harder by further dividing our nation and by sowing seeds of distrust about our government within hard-to-count communities.
If they have not already done so, we encourage Oklahomans to complete their confidential Census response either online or by phone. Learn more at TogetherOK.org/census.
Everyone living in Oklahoma is valued and must be counted in the 2020 Census.