“Some politicians come up with dumb ideas. Some come up with impractical ideas that would cost taxpayers millions of dollars. And then there are those lawmakers with crazy proposals that would violate the United States Constitution.1”
Republican Senators Vitter and Bennett hit the trifecta by trying to wreck the US Census.
They’ve filed an amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill that would strip funds from the Census Bureau — if they do not include a question regarding status of United States citizenship to the US Census.
If passed, the Vitter-Bennett amendment would throw a monkey wrench into the U.S. Census by requiring over 120 million questionnaires to be reprinted, wasting over $7 billion in research, planning, and preparation that has occurred for Census 2010.
Don’t let them inject their anti-immigrant agenda into every conceivable realm of public life.
Click here to write your Senator and tell them to vote NO on the Vitter-Bennett amendment:
It is in people’s best interest to be counted because the US Census is how our country makes decisions about allocation of resources and local representation, regardless of race or immigration status.
A failed 2010 U.S. Census count has massive implications that could be devastating to communities for the next decade–and supporting an amendment that takes away the ability of the Census to paint an accurate portrait of America is crazy.
Thanks for all you do,