Sending Office: Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney
Sent By: Max.Whitcomb@mail.house.gov

We invite you to join the newly reestablished Congressional Census Caucus. The purpose of this caucus is to inform and organize members of Congress around the importance of the Census and the National Statistical system and the integral role that they play in governance, business and our Nation’s economy and work to protect it.

Dating back to our founding fathers, Jefferson and Madison put into the Constitution the then radical idea of a Census, which became a cornerstone of democracy allowing both government and its citizens to measure the progress of the nation and its people.

The Census, and the statistical surveys that grew from it, have allowed the Nation to grow with efficiency and transparency. National statistics are essential to measure growth and ensure that we never lose sight of our progress as a nation.

From helping business owners identify new and emerging markets, to assisting community organizations in determining where services are needed, to helping the federal government efficiently allocate over $400 billion annually, the National Statistical system built upon the Census allows the nation to be economically efficient in business and governance, and able to compete in the world where facts and transparency are growing increasingly clouded.

 

In March, the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution released a report that crosses the partisan divide on the importance of government statistics.

 

We invite and urge you to join this caucus so that we may collectively recognize and embrace the importance of the Census and the National Statistical System.

We hope you will join us in supporting and protecting national statistics, especially as this is a critical time in the Census Bureau’s preparation for the 2020 decennial census. For more information or to join the Congressional Census Caucus, please contact Max Whitcomb in Rep. Maloney’s office at max.whitcomb@mail.house.gov or x5-1591.

Sincerely,

Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12)                                                                                                                      José E. Serrano (NY-15)

Member of Congress                                                                                                                                  Member of Congress

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