King County mobilizing for 2020 Census 

Crossposted from DES Express 

You may have heard some buzz about the U.S. Census in the news lately. Whether the “citizenship question” can be included in the Census has been the focus of much debate. While the Supreme Court ruled that the question can’t be included, many communities still feel uneasy about participating in this important, once-a-decade civic event. 

“It leaves the immigrant communities to believe that the [federal] government is still after information that could endanger them,” Denise Hulett of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund told Slate magazine. 

King County made early decisions to mobilize to ensure as accurate a count as possible. County Executive Dow Constantine called together a Complete Count Committee, with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and former Gov. Gary Locke as co-chairs. 

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