Yesterday, plaintiffs in the Nat'l Urban League-led lawsuit over shortened #2020Census schedule said people claiming to be Census Bureau workers told them the software program that schedules door-knocking work, the Optimizer, was down for several weeks.… Illinois. Just days before the Court entered the TRO, an enuCalifornia. A Census Field Supervisor in Southern California
2. I've reached out to the @uscensusbureau's public information office about the Optimizer.

During a court conference yesterday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said she wanted DOJ attorneys to find out what impact any downtime for the Optimizer has had on #2020Census operations.
@uscensusbureau 3. UPDATE: James Christy, Census Bureau's asst director for field ops, says in sworn statement that bureau's "logs which monitor system 'up time' reflect no unexpected outages" for Optimizer software system that assigns work to #2020Census door knockers.…

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28 Sep
BREAKING: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees Census Bureau, has announced Oct. 5 as "target date" for ending all #2020Census counting efforts, bureau's spokesperson Michael Cook confirms to me, days after a judge ordered counting through Oct. 31.
2. The Census Bureau has now issued a press release with the same language as the earlier tweet:… The Secretary of Commerce h...
3. During a court conference, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said she's ordering the Trump admin to release all internal documents related to its decision to set Oct. 5 as a "target date" by 10 a.m. PT tomorrow (9/29), as well as to finish filing other docs for the case by 10/4.
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28 Sep
NEW: A person claiming to be a #2020Census field supervisor has sent to the federal court in California that ordered counting to be extended screenshots of an internal database that this person says show that the bureau "disregarded" the order.… Image
2. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has ordered attorneys in the #2020Census schedule lawsuit in California to respond by 5 p.m. PT on Sept. 29 to the latest allegation that the Trump admin is not complying with the judge's order.
3. NEW: A "Concerned Census Worker" has emailed the court about the office in Pasadena, Calif. allegedly pushing "toward closure" despite the court's order to continue.… Image
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27 Sep
NEW: A person claiming to be a #2020Census door knocker has emailed the federal court in California that ordered the Trump admin to extend #2020Census counting, sharing texts that this person says show the admin is "planning on ignoring court orders."… I'm an enumerator in Texas and I'm trying to reach out to HoTeam, Even though the courts have made a decision; nothing h
2. I've reached out to @uscensusbureau's public info office re: what guidance about #2020Census schedule was sent to field staff after a preliminary injunction was issued on Sept. 24.

On Sept. 25, bureau issued a statement saying it "will comply":… The Census Bureau will comply with the Court’s order and c
3. UPDATE: U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has ordered attorneys in the #2020Census schedule lawsuit in California to respond by noon PT on Sept. 28 to the allegation that the Trump admin is not complying with the judge’s order to extend counting. The parties shall file a response to the allegation, ECF No.
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26 Sep
You can read the internal documents behind the Trump administration's decision to shorten the #2020Census schedule here:…
2. As a guide, here's a log of all the emails, memos and other documents the Trump administration released as part of the National Urban League-led lawsuit over the shortened #2020Census schedule (NB: some documents were withheld from the public):…
3. And here's my write-up of the most eye-catching emails and memos:…
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26 Sep
Today is Saturday.

There may be 35 or 4 days left to get counted for the #2020Census — we'll see what the courts and Congress decide to do.

For now, your household can still respond at
Your regular reminder that if you're planning to do the #2020Census by paper, Census Bureau has said it's only processing forms postmarked by 9/30 & received by 10/7. With uncertainty of these dates & potential mail delays, it may be safest to do this ASAP…
Or if you want to call in your household's #2020Census response:

English 1-844-330-2020

Telephone Display Device (TDD):

For #PuertoRico residents who want to call in their #2020Census response:
English 844-418-2020
Español 844-426-2020
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BREAKING: A federal judge in California orders #2020Census counting to be extended through Oct. 31 nationwide, blocking the Trump administration’s plan to end early. The admin is expected to appeal, further complicating what could be the count’s final days…
2. From U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh's order (stand by for the full PDF): Moreover, although Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injuchallenge, the moving and shortening and accelerating of tho
3. Here's the PDF of the order by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that extends #2020Census counting through Oct. 31 (I deleted an earlier tweet that incorrectly said Oct. 21):…
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