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Congressional Black Caucus seeks to boost participation in U.S. census

Erika Beras Jul 24, 2019
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Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, speaks about a lawsuit filed against the Federal Government concerning the threat that the 2020 Census will undercount members of the African American community and other minorities across the nation, at the National Press Club on March 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Congressional Black Caucus seeks to boost participation in U.S. census

Erika Beras Jul 24, 2019
Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, speaks about a lawsuit filed against the Federal Government concerning the threat that the 2020 Census will undercount members of the African American community and other minorities across the nation, at the National Press Club on March 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Today in Washington, U.S Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham is scheduled to appear before the House Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee. The topic is fallout from the recent push by President Trump — since abandoned — to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form. Another topic of concern to some lawmakers? African American participation in the census.

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