As the nation awaits the final results of the 2020 General Elections, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and its members urging patience from the public as the democratic process plays out, and demanding that every vote is counted so that all of our voices are heard in this watershed election.
Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) issued the following statement in response to the US Supreme Court deciding to end the 2020 Census early:
“It is outrageous for the United States Supreme Court to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 Census early amidst a pandemic and ongoing efforts by the administration to limit the political representation of communities of color. This will lead to an inaccurate Census count and strip a generation of people from the political representation and the resources they need and deserve, including the immigrants and refugees that the NPNA network serves. We urge those who have not filled out their census to make themselves count as they have until Thursday, Oct 15th at 11:59pm to ensure they are counted.