Protect a Fair and Accurate Decennial Census! Cosponsor H.R. 5359, the 2020 Census IDEA Act!

Last night, Secretary Ross decided to play politics with the 2020 decennial census by announcing the inclusion of a citizenship question, a move widely expected to drive down response rates amongst immigrant and hard to reach communities while drastically
increasing the cost of the Decennial Census to the taxpayer. I urge you to join me in blocking this decision and protecting the integrity of the census by cosponsoring the 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (IDEA) Act.

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Support CDC Funding For Gun Violence Research

Gun violence affects families and communities throughout our country, yet since the mid-1990s, federal funding for gun violence research has almost halted entirely. As a result, policymakers, doctors, counselors, and the public lack comprehensive, evidence-based
information about the causes and characteristics of gun violence and the best strategies to prevent future tragedies.

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Support Full Funding for the Census Bureau

Please join us in requesting that the U.S. Census Bureau be funded at a level of at least $4.239 billion in fiscal year 2019. This amount is $438 million above the Administration’s FY2019 request of $3.801 billion for the Bureau and reflects the level stated
in the Department of Commerce’s revised FY19 cost estimate for the 2020 Census. The decennial census provides vital data for the nation and is used to apportion the seats of the U.S. House of Representatives, realign the boundaries of legislative districts
of each state, allocate billions of dollars in federal financial assistance, and provide social demographic, and economic data to guide policy decisions at each level of government. Adequate funding of the 2020 Census will help continue information technology
systems development and critical testing that will improve accuracy and reduce the lifecycle cost of the 2020 Census.

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Support CDC Funding For Gun Violence Research

Gun violence affects families and communities throughout our country, yet since the mid-1990s, federal funding for gun violence research has almost halted entirely. As a result, policymakers, doctors, counselors, and the public lack comprehensive, evidence-based
information about the causes and characteristics of gun violence and the best strategies to prevent future tragedies.

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