Marginalized Communities Will Pay Highest Price for Pulling Plug on US Census
https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/media_2020/10/202010us_census_banner_0.jpgThe US Census Bureau will cease counting for the 2020 census at midnight, two weeks earlier than had previously been announced, a move that will likely leave many of the country’s most marginalized communities undercounted and could undermine rights for the decade to come.The decision to stop counting comes after the Supreme Court approved the US Department of Commerce’s request to suspend a lower court order that extended counting through the end of October.The goal of the census, conducted once every 10 years, ...
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Editorial: Counting us out? A bad Supreme Court census ruling
After Tuesday’s daylong Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court came a one-paragraph, unsigned opinion from her potential future colleagues: They granted the Trump administration’s effort to stop the counting for the decennial census, proving once again that the top bench — and who sits on it — matters immensely.Only Justice Sonia Sotomayor objected, noting correctly that after months of political conniving by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the normal July 31 end date of the national tally had been extended to Oct. 31 due to COVI...
New York Daily News
Let the count go on: No stopping the Census now
The eight justices of the United States Supreme Court must let the counting for the 2020 Census continue until Oct. 31, refusing the Trump administration’s devious request that it stop immediately. If the justices are smart, and they are plenty smart, they will stay clear and let lower court rulings stand.Trump and his Cabinet have practically turned meddling with the constitutionally mandated count into an art form. An ugly one.First, the highest court rejected plans by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to unconstitutionally include a citizenship section on the questionnaire. Soon, they are p...
New York Daily News
MP SPEAKS | Postponement of the 2020 Census is a good move
MP SPEAKS | The national census, which takes place once every 10 years, is an important data collecting exercise for the country. The census data will be used by government agencies at the federal, state and local levels for planning purposes and allocation of resources.The private sector will also use the census for various purposes, including planning for future housing development and retail areas. As such, it is important to ensure that the results of the 2020 Census are as accurate as possible. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 virus has the potential to disrupt the collection of information fo...
Census: NPC To Commence Demarcation Of Two LGs In Ogun
As the nation prepares for another headcount in 2022, the National Population Commission (NPC), is to begin the demarcation of Ikenne and Remo North Local Government Areas in Ogun State.This was disclosed by the Federal Commissioner of NPC in the State, Mrs Oluseyi Aderinokun, on Wednesday, during the flag-off of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD), at Iperu Remo.Aderinokun said the EAD exercise which begins on October 12 became imperative towards achieving a reliable and quality census figure.She described EAD as the process of delineating the entire land area of the state into small geogr...
Seattle's median household income soars past $100,000 — but wealth doesn't reach all
For Seattle, the 2010s were marked by the explosive growth of two things: Population and income.Regarding population, the city ended the decade with the distinction as the fastest-growing big city in the U.S. So it seems only fitting that when it comes to income, Seattle should also close out the previous 10-year stretch with a milestone.And according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week, Seattle did just that, crossing over into six-figure territory.The median income for the roughly 345,000 households inside Seattle’s city limits hit $102,500 in 2019, up about $9,000 from 2018...
The Seattle Times
Census Bureau releases most detailed data ever on same-sex couples
Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans on same-sex marriage, the Census Bureau has released the most detailed data ever on same-sex couples, married and unmarried, in a move welcomed by LGBTQ activists.“Like with so many other marginalized communities, being able to have this data means so much,” said Beatriz Valenzuela, communications manager for Equity California, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization. Accurate data helps government organizations and nonprofit groups better serve the unique needs of each community, she said.The new data is part of the Census Burea...
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Participation in the Census is The Most Powerful Thing The Latino Community Can Do Right Now
Latino lawmakers & others getting out the 2020 Census count (photo: John McCarten/City Council)In this unsettling and disturbing time of high uncertainty and racially-motivated hate, one of the most important -- and easiest -- ways Americans can ensure their own protection is by completing the census. When brown Americans fill out the census, it is an act of protest. Even in 2020, many still believe filling out the census is as though we are taking what isn’t ours, and that is exactly the point. As residents of this country, we have a right to take advantage of the federal resources that our t...
The Gotham Gazette
Booming Amazon looks to fill a record 33,000 US job openings with career event
SEATTLE — Amid high unemployment nationwide, Amazon says it has more U.S. job openings than at any time in its history and will try to fill many of them at its fall career day next week.The Seattle commerce and technology company announced Wednesday that it has 33,000 open corporate and tech roles nationwide, and will hire thousands of hourly workers in its warehouses and delivery systems later this fall.Online retail has boomed during the coronavirus pandemic as many other sectors, including restaurants and hospitality, tourism and physical retail, have been battered. E-commerce accounted for...
The Seattle Times
Save Lives. Fill Out Your Census.
ShutterstockTaking the census ensures your community gets its fair share of funding — and representation — during the pandemic and beyond.ByRobert P. Alvarez| September 9, 2020A deadline is looming. Millions of lives, trillions of dollars, and our democracy all hang on whether we show up to meet it.I don’t mean the election. I mean the census.Every 10 years, the Census Bureau attempts to count every person living in this country — regardless of location, immigration status, or citizenship. There’s an ongoing legal battle over the deadline, but unless the courts overturn the Trump administratio...