December 12, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Resolution Affirming the Importance of the 2020 Census

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in introducing a resolution to recognize the importance of the 2020 Census. The resolution encourages Americans to participate in the 2020 Census and apply for temporary census jobs to ensure a complete and accurate count.

“Participating in the census ensures our state secures the resources, funding and representation needed to serve each and every community in Nevada. That’s why I’m proud to support a resolution that underscores the importance of making the census as inclusive and equitable as possible. I encourage all Nevadans to engage in this democratic practice – your voice matters, and your count helps secure a better future for the Silver State.”

In addition to Senators Cortez Masto, Schatz and Murkowski, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mazie Hirono (D- Hawaii), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) also cosponsored this resolution.

BACKGROUND:

This resolution:

  • Encourages people to apply for temporary 2020 Census jobs.
    • Emphasizes that the census is quick, safe and easy to complete.
    • States that the census is necessary for apportioning and drawing districts.
    • Highlights the local benefits of a complete count, like increased business investments and resources.
    • Emphasizes the strict confidentiality of the information provided to the census.
    • Promotes the census as a part of every American’s civic duty.

Full text of the resolution is available here.

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