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Lack of investment in US #infrastructure "has hurt low-income folks and people of color the most," says @SecRaimondo. Image
"The corporate tax structure today is broken" and there's a need to "close the loopholes," says @SecRaimondo.
"There is room for compromise," adds @SecRaimondo.
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My office stood up to the Trump administration every time it tried to trample the rights of New Yorkers and Americans across the country. 
 
We worked tirelessly to challenge this administration's illegal attacks — and we successfully stopped some of its most dangerous ones.
We successfully:

✅Protected #DACA and the right of #Dreamers to live here.

✅Preserved the integrity of the #2020Census & stopped the citizenship question.

✅Defended access to the Trusted Traveler Program.

✅Guarded the health coverage of millions who depend on the #ACA.
➡️Took dozens of legal actions to protect the environment, including over 70 actions in 2020 alone.

➡️Stopped attacks on the #USPS and attempts to undermine our election. 
 
➡️Protected women’s constitutional right to an abortion and reproductive care.

and so much more.
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🚨 BREAKING CENSUS NEWS: The Trump administration pledges it will stand down on reporting #2020Census numbers—including, but not limited to, citizenship numbers—in a significant victory for our lawsuit challenging the rushed count. 🧵👇 @BrennanCenter
The “we”: the relentless coalition of @BrennanCenter @LawyersComm @lathamwatkins @NatUrbanLeague @LWV @BAJItweet @NAACP @CityAttorneyLA @sliccardo @Chicago @CountyofLA @GRIC_Official and the Navajo Nation, who have been fighting, 24/7, since the summer on this case.
The basic details…
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1/ If ever there was a year to celebrate our wins, 2020 is definitely it! 🧵
First up: Construction finished on our latest affordable development of 46 affordable homes for low-income elderly families!
2/ The opening of O’Connor Way also creates two new employment opportunities on our property management staff. Take a sneak-peek photo tour of the building here: sbndc.org/news-and-event…
3/ This year we organized the South Boston Neighborhood Aid Network to provide emergency help to residents in need + connect them with local service providers for ongoing assistance.
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Based on the new population projections released by Census Bureau today, New York would lose two congressional districts rather than one - but we will have to see how numbers from a very unusual census bear out. #fairmaps #2020Census
Based on today’s estimates, CA, IL, MI, MN, OH, PA, RI, WV all would lose a congressional seat (in line with what has been expected for some time).

AL would keep its current seven seats, but just barely (6210 fewer people and it would lose a seat). #fairmaps
AZ, CO, MT (just barely), NC, OR, would all gain a congressional seat. Florida would gain two and Texas would gain three. #fairmaps
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❗️BREAKING SCOTUS has announced it will take a wait-and-see approach to Trump’s proposal to manipulate the #2020Census results by excluding undocumented people. In short: Big gamble, wrong on the law, VERY bad policy.

Unpacking this new development in the 🧵👇 @BrennanCenter
The full Exclusion Memorandum Opinion is here: brennancenter.org/sites/default/…
Back in July, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum—known as the “Exclusion Memo”--stating that it would now be US policy to exclude undocumented people from the census head count used to divvy up seats in the US House. npr.org/2020/07/21/892…
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BREAKING: The Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling on Trump’s census memo, leaving open the possibility for Trump to try to exclude some unauthorized immigrants from a key count that shapes the next Electoral College map
supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf…
2. Here's my write-up with @NinaTotenberg on what the Supreme Court's ruling in the census case means:
npr.org/2020/12/18/946…
@NinaTotenberg 3. FWIW, @LeahLitman predicted that the Supreme Court would punt on the census apportionment case after a lower court did the same thing in the D.C.-based lawsuit over Trump's memo because it found the case "not ripe for review"
npr.org/2020/11/26/939…
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NEW: The Census Bureau — using government records and not the #2020Census results — estimates that the U.S. population as of April 1 was somewhere within the range of 330.7 million to 335.5 million people Low: 330,730,000; Middle: 332,601,000; High: 335,514,000
2. The U.S. population may have grown by as much as 8.7% since 2010, according to the Census Bureau's Demographic Analysis estimates based on gov't records.

My write-up on what these estimates mean for the #2020Census results, which are *not* out yet:
npr.org/2020/12/15/946…
3. People who died from COVID-19 before Census Day (April 1) were taken into account when the bureau worked on these estimates, said Eric Jensen, the bureau's senior technical expert for Demographic Analysis.
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NEW: The Trump administration has filed an emergency request asking a federal court to reconsider or put a hold on an order for the release of internal #2020Census documents by Dec. 14 in the Nat'l Urban League-led lawsuit over the admin's schedule changes
beta.documentcloud.org/documents/2042… PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Def...
2. Trump admin signals it may make an emergency request to the Supreme Court to block the lower court's order for the #2020Census document release. Admin says it does not have enough time to fully review and redact the documents the lower court has ordered for release by Dec. 14. Given the exigencies of the...
3. It's worth noting that in that lower court ruling, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh noted that the Trump administration has had months to gather many of these documents and that "time is of the essence" now bc evidence gathering for this case ends on Jan. 7
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Why "small" numbers can have a big impact when you're talking about the census:

After the 2010 census, North Carolina lost the last seat in Congress to Minnesota because of a difference of nearly 15,800 people.

After 2000, Utah lost to North Carolina because of 856 people.
2. So, after leaked documents revealed "processing anomalies" affecting more than 1,000,000 records for the #2020Census around the country, why did the Census Bureau's statement emphasize that these anomalies "affect less than seven-tenths of one percent of records"? As the Director and senior ...
3. In 2010, then-Census Bureau Director Robert Groves called the 15.8K difference between North Carolina and Minnesota "the largest discrepancy in half a century," according to the bureau's official transcript:
www2.census.gov/programs-surve… The next state in line was,...
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NEW: There are a number of open questions about #2020Census data quality raised in the @USGAO's latest report on the potential impact of COVID-19, plus the Trump administration's last-minute schedule changes that cut short counting and processing time
gao.gov/assets/720/711…
@USGAO 2. COVID-19 forced delay of the count of people experiencing homelessness, which could result in misrepresenting where these populations were living on Census Day (4/1). @USGAO says bureau has not explained how it plans to document how that could impact data products' accuracy. The Bureau told us that the...
@USGAO 3. The #2020Census door-knocking in August into early September was conducted under Trump administration pressure to finish counting early using pay bonuses to field workers and other procedures that were not tested beforehand, so how they could affect data quality is unknown. By early September, the tim...
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NEW: Leaked documents obtained by House @OversightDems confirm President Trump’s attempt to alter a key #2020Census count may be undermined by inconvenient timing regardless of how #SCOTUS rules, but data release dates appear to be edging closer to Jan. 20
npr.org/2020/12/02/941…
@OversightDems 2. Pay attention: Census Bureau's projected delivery dates for the #2020Census count Trump wants to alter appear to be creeping closer to Jan. 20, meaning apportionment could happen under Trump.

L: from Nov. 19 (oversight.house.gov/sites/democrat…)
R: from Nov. 27 (oversight.house.gov/sites/democrat…) 1/26/211/23/21
@OversightDems 3. A big factor for the timing of congressional apportionment process: whether or not the Census Bureau uncovers more "processing anomalies" it needs to fix over next few weeks, which could delay schedule more. From page 7 of leaked Nov. 19 slide deck (oversight.house.gov/sites/democrat…): If new anomalies are identi...
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Time for oral argument in the case challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment base. #2020Census
Roberts starts off by noting that SCOTUS expedited the case based on the understanding that a decision was needed by 12/31 to enable the Census Bureau to meet statutory deadlines. Asks if that deadline is still operative. #2020Census
Acting SG Jeffrey Wall says the Census Bureau is not on track to meet 12/31 deadline because of delays but holds out the possibility that some data might be available in January (i.e., before Biden takes office). #2020Census
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Supreme Court arguments over #2020census results starting now. Administration starts out arguing to toss the case rather than rule now.
Chief Justice Roberts jumps in with first question about the deadline. SG says they're not currently on pace to meet the end of year deadline.
SG Wall says the Commerce Department may still be able to get information to the president in January (possibly before Biden takes over on Jan. 20)
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Today, we're going to the Supreme Court to continue our challenge against President Trump's attempt to politicize the #2020Census and exclude undocumented immigrants from the congressional apportionment.

We won't allow this president to put politics above the law.
Hoy, vamos a la Corte Suprema para continuar nuestro desafío contra el intento del presidente Trump de politizar el #Censo2020 y excluir a los inmigrantes indocumentados del reparto del Congreso.

No permitiremos que este presidente ponga la política por encima de la ley.
The Constitution & Census Act are crystal clear — every person residing in the US during the census, regardless of legal status, must be counted.

The president is trying to politicize the census to deny immigrant-rich states, like New York, our fair representation in Congress.
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Census Bureau officials say that the Bureau will not be able to get apportionment numbers to the President until at least January 26 - and possibly later. #2020Census #fairmaps nytimes.com/2020/11/19/us/…
A second effect of this: It would mean that the block-level data needed for redistricting won’t come out until later as well (normally it’s delivered to states mid-Feb to March 31). That will delay redistricting in many states. #2020Census #fairmaps 2/
Census Bureau Director Steve Dillingham’s statement today about the discovery of anomalies while processing census data. #2020Census #fairmaps 3/ census.gov/newsroom/press…
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Now that Trump lost, I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane, look in my files, and find all the op-eds @CommonCause wrote & placed about ethical failures & corruption in the Trump administration and campaign over the last four years. I found ‼️44‼️ of them.

Let's review...
1. @KHobertFlynn was quick out of the gate to explain why @jeffsessions was a bad & dangerous Attorney General pick in @usnews: usnews.com/opinion/op-ed/…

2. Cheri Quickmire of Common Cause CT had similar things to say: courant.com/opinion/letter…
3. Then there was the question of what role Sessions played in Trump's racist immigration ban: huffpost.com/entry/what-was…

4. Common Cause KY went after McConnell's opposition to a commission to investigate Trump's Russia ties & influence in the 2016 election courier-journal.com/story/opinion/…
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BREAKING: A third federal court has blocked Trump’s attempt to omit unauthorized immigrants from the #2020Census numbers used to reallocate House seats. #SCOTUS is already set to hear arguments Nov. 30 on Trump’s push. From the order by a court in Maryland
beta.documentcloud.org/documents/2040… We are  the  third  three-judge  district  court  to  addres
2. A 3-judge court in Maryland found President Trump's census apportionment memo to be unlawful, while declining to rule on if it's unconstitutional. Panel includes 4th U.S. Circuit Judge Pamela Harris, plus U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander and Judge Paula Xinis in Maryland. Like  both  City  of  San  Jose  and New  York,  we  conclud
3. The 3-judge court in Maryland has blocked the federal government "from transmitting to the President any data or information on the number of undocumented immigrants in each state intended for use in apportionment." the government also isenjoined  from  transmitting  to  the
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Don't forget: after this election comes redistricting — and we may soon see a radically different way of redrawing state legislative districts in Missouri that doesn't take into account children, noncitizens and other residents who are not eligible to vote
npr.org/2020/11/06/931…
2. Presidential elections come around every four years, but the consequences of redistricting are locked in for a decade.

We are talking about lines and maps that determine how much political representation each person living in the U.S. gets for the next 10 years.
3. In general, political mapmakers around the country have long drawn state legislative districts based on the total number of people living in an area as determined by the census.

It's an open question whether it's legal to redraw districts based on only eligible voters.
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Last night, Missouri voters passed a state constitutional amendment that could lead to the redrawing of legislative districts based on the number of U.S. citizens old enough to vote rather than of all residents. From Amendment 3:
sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Elec… Legislative districts shall each have a total population as
2. It's not clear exactly how "one person, one vote" will be interpreted when Missouri's voting maps are redrawn.

In general, states draw voting districts based on the total population, i.e., census numbers of every person living in an area, regardless of citizenship status.
3. Drawing voting districts based on the number of U.S. citizens old enough to vote "would be advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites," wrote GOP strategist Thomas Hofeller, who advocated for adding a citizenship question to census forms:
documentcloud.org/documents/6077… A switch to the use of citizen voting age population as the
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BREAKING: Trump is trying to rush the #2020Census results out the door on Dec. 31, but we’re not going to let him.

This morning, we launched the next phase in our push to save the census. Read the full complaint here: brennancenter.org/sites/default/….

Details in the🧵👇 @BrennanCenter Image
Back in April, when the covid pandemic erupted across the country, the Census Bureau’s experts put forward a plan to ensure that everyone got counted AND stayed safe and healthy.
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Today's San Jose ruling that Trump can't exclude undocumented people from the #2020Census is smart. And not just because the panel got the issues right. It makes it MUCH harder for the Supreme Court to do the wrong thing and for Trump to worm out. Let's unpack it 🧵@BrennanCenter
Context: A panel of judges in New York last month ruled that Trump's plan to exclude undocumented people from the #2020Census numbers used for apportionment was illegal under federal statutory law. That case is now on appeal to SCOTUS, scheduled for argument on Nov. 30.
Plus, a baseline to set real quick: It’s going to be exceedingly difficult for SCOTUS--or any court--to rule that what Trump wants to do is legal. And that's regardless of whether SCOTUS has 8 Justices or 9, or who the swing Justice is. Why?
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BREAKING: A second federal court has blocked President Trump’s attempt to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers that determine each state’s share of House seats. The 3-judge court in California declares Trump's memo is unconstitutional.
assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7274… Plaintiffs, which include the State of California, numerous ...our determination of what the law requires. The policy wh
2. "The policy which the Presidential Memorandum attempts to enact has already been rejected by the Constitution, the applicable statutes, & 230 years of history," write 9th Circuit Judge Richard Clifton, District Judge Lucy Koh & District Judge Edward Chen in Northern California
3. The 3-judge court in California has issued a permanent injunction blocking the commerce secretary & Census Bureau from delivering to the president any report with info about unauthorized immigrants in each state and that's part of the decennial census.
assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7274…
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NEW: The Census Bureau's career staff will decide how much time it will take to prepare #2020Census apportionment counts and may not be able to meet the legal reporting deadline of Dec. 31, Al Fontenot, the bureau's associate director for the census, said during a press briefing. AL FONTENOT: It is our plan right now that if we need more t
2. The Census Bureau began softening the ground on whether it can still meet the Dec. 31 reporting deadline for #2020Census apportionment counts with this Oct. 16 statement:
3. As for the March 31, 2021 legal reporting deadline for state redistricting data from the #2020Census, Al Fontenot said the Census Bureau "cannot say for certain" right now if it needs more time. "We're constantly evaluating that," Fontenot added.
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