Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Block Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

June 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO -- On behalf of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Chairwoman of the Caucus, and Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles), Vice Chairwoman, issued the following statements in response to today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court to block the politically-motivated citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census: 


“This is good for today, but the evidence is clear: the Trump administration is trying to add the citizenship question to the census to intimidate our immigrant communities,” Chairwoman Gonzalez said. “No matter how this ends, we won’t let that happen, we will be counted.”


“Today is a win for all of those who feared being counted because of their citizenship status, but we must continue to be vigilant on this issue. Everyone must be counted to ensure we rightfully receive funds and are appropriately represented,” Vice Chairwoman Durazo said.


To schedule an interview with a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, contact Sami Gallegos (209) 658-7617.


For information and resources on ensuring every Californian is counted, visit the CA Census 2020:



Sami Gallegos / or (209) 658-7617 for Asm. Lorena Gonzalez

Cristina Valdivia / or (916) 516-2379 for Sen. María Elena Durazo