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US NAACP sues Trump for failing to prepare to count minorities in 2020 census

00:00  29 march  2018
00:00  29 march  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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The NAACP is suing President Trump and his administration for failing to take steps to fully count minorities during the upcoming 2020 census , saying that undercounting will cause minority communities to be underfunded.

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a man wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill The NAACP is suing President Trump and his administration for failing to take steps to fully count minorities during the upcoming 2020 census, saying that undercounting will cause minority communities to be underfunded.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, claims that undercounting those communities will impact how funding is given to governments in those areas and how district maps are drawn.

The civil rights organization sued along with Prince George's County in Maryland, a majority African-American county located outside of Washington, D.C. The plaintiffs are demanding that the Bureau of the Census provide enough funding for the 2020 census so it can be as accurate as possible.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The leading US civil rights group NAACP has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and the Census Bureau over plans to include a citizenship question in the 2020 population tally, according to a newly published press release.

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NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a statement that the parties are demanding that the 2020 census "does not systematically undercount communities having large African-American populations, such as inner-city neighborhoods, while substantially overcounting communities that are less racially diverse."

"The Census must not serve as a mechanism for diluting the political power of African-American communities and depriving them of their fair share of federal resources for an entire decade," Johnson continued.

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III also said in a statement that accurately counting the county's population is "critical" to its federal funding, political representation and operations.

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The NAACP on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over concerns the 2020 census will not accurately count African-Americans and other people of color , resulting in less federal funding for minority communities, The Hill reports.

The California AG quickly sued the Trump administration, while New York's Schneiderman said he A collection of states started preparing legal actions against the Trump administration on Tuesday “This is something that’s been part of the census for decades and something that the Department of

"A vast majority of the residents of Prince George's County are members of this nation's historically disenfranchised populations. We cannot let this continue in 2018, 2020, or any year moving forward," Baker said.

The lawsuit calls on the court to require that the Bureau of the Census "propose and implement, subject to this Court's approval and monitoring, a plan to ensure that hard-to-count populations will be actually enumerated in the decennial census."

The lawsuit comes just days after the Trump administration announced that it would be including a question on citizenship on the 2020 census, drawing intense criticism from Democratic states and civil rights groups, including the NAACP.

Several blue states have already sued over the census question, arguing that including the question could cause undocumented immigrants to avoid the census and lead to undercounting of residents in some areas.

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