Corey Johnson, N.Y.C. Council Member District 3 / Speaker of the NY City Council
January 15, 2019
Federal Judge’s Decision to Block Citizenship Question from 2020 Census
“This is a major win in the ongoing battle against the Trump administration’s efforts to intimidate immigrant communities. The census affects political representation and determines how $700 billion is distributed for critical services such as education and infrastructure improvements. Fifty-three billion dollars is at stake for New York State.
This was another blatant attack on our valued immigrant communities and on our democracy itself. I thank Judge Furman for this decision, and am heartened to see our courts upholding the rule of law and American values at a time when they are under attack.
We know that there will be an appeal, but we also know that the City Council will never stop fighting to ensure that every New Yorker is counted.”
Our mailing address is:
Corey Johnson, Speaker of the NY City Council, 224 West 30 Street Suite 1206 New York, NY 10001