By Patricia Swann, Sr. Program Officer at The New York Community Trust, on behalf of the New York State Census Equity Fund Steering Committee
The Trump Administration’s latest attempts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census has pushed the topic back into the headlines.
For foundations that are concerned about the census, this new threat means that important philanthropic resources will now be siphoned for litigation and the continued controversy over the citizenship question will be a major distraction from the other important obstacles to a fair and accurate 2020 census.
But even in the face of these…