Call to Action: January 25, 2018



Upset about the DREAM act and Medicaid work requirements? Concerned that transgendered patients will be denied healthcare? Losing sleep over the Paris Climate accords? Nervous about possible war with North Korea? Then call our MoCs to protect the 2020 census and our election process.

Every decade the census is used to determine Congressional districts and government resource allocation. The Trump administration is doing its best to politicize the census and tilt the results.

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have underfunded the census by billions – which will suppress the voting power of minorities.

Thomas Burnell has been nominated to lead the census. Burnell has little experience and has testified in support of gerrymandering. Burnell is currently serving in a Deputy position that does not need Senate confirmation; however, his new position as Director does.

A politicized Justice Department made a formal request to add a question regarding citizenship to the census. This will decrease response rates, which puts accurate Congressional representation at risk, and will short change vulnerable populations when it comes to government funding.

An inaccurate, underfunded census will cause lasting damage to the democratic process, our voting rights and domestic federal funding.

Where’s Walden!?!

Demand a fair and nonpartisan census!

**ACTION 1: Call Congressman Walden and our Senators**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried that an in inaccurate underfunded census will damage our democracy. I ask that Congressman Walden/Senator_____ ) oppose Thomas Burnell to lead the Census Bureau; 2) call for the Commerce Secretary NOT to add a question about citizenship to the census; and 3) do all he can to make sure the census is adequately funded. Thank you.”

**ACTION 2: Share with Friends and Family**

Share this post with friends and family. Help them call their Congressional delegation urging them to protect the census by opposing Thomas Burnell to lead the census, calling for the Commerce Secretary NOT to add a question about citizenship to the census and making sure the census is adequately funded.

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