North Carolina Counts Coalition Statement on the Supreme Court Decision in Department of Commerce v. New York

Raleigh, NC (June 27, 2019) – The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the citizenship question cannot be added to the 2020 Census, for now.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision on the citizenship question supports the fundamental Constitutional mandate that the Census obtain a complete count of every individual in the United States; this is a victory for our democracy,” said Stacey Carless, Executive Director of the NC Counts Coalition. “Our work continues. We must educate, engage and mobilize community leaders and organizations to ensure that every person is counted. With our partners, through our collective strength, we commit to achieving a full and accurate count of North Carolina."