Eric Holder Statement on the Trump Administration Dropping the Citizenship Question from the 2020 Census

Washington, D.C. — Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration dropping the citizenship question from the 2020 Census:


“The Trump Administration finally dropping its discriminatory and unnecessary citizenship question from the Census questionnaire is a victory for equal representation in our democracy. However, the chaos and fear created in the immigrant community by the Administration’s effort to add the question and its inhumane immigration policies have already threatened the accuracy of the count. Congress and the Administration should now fully fund the 2020 Census, support local get out the count efforts, and make every effort to reach hard-to-count communities to ensure that we have an accurate and full count of all people in the United States, just as the Constitution requires.”