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Congress and White House urged to support accurate Census, end prison gerrymandering

by Aleks Kajstura, January 13, 2015

To mark the start of the 114th Congress, the The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights recently sent their list of executive and legislative priorities to the White House, federal agencies, and the House and Senate.

The priorities include supporting the Census Bureau’s efforts to end prison gerrymandering:

Support sufficient funding to ensure thorough testing and planning for the 2020 Census. This should include ensuring that operational and technological innovations designed to contain overall census costs are robust and address the persistent disproportionate undercount of populations of color and other historically harder-to-count population groups, such as immigrants, people with disabilities, young children, and rural and low-income households, as well as prison gerrymandering and other design and policy issues that affect a fair and accurate census.

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