AHA President Signs Letter Regarding Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

AHA President Mary Beth Norton (Cornell Univ.) signed a letter protesting a change that could “threaten to undermine the scientific integrity” of the 2020 Census. Representing the AHA, Prof. Norton joined numerous public policy and social science experts to explain how the decision to include a question about citizenship could “lead to a lower participation rate and substantial undercount of certain geographic regions and demographic populations.” Read the letter here.

The Consortium of Social Science Associations, of which the AHA is a member, also issued a statement and an action alert for concerned individuals to contact their Congressional representatives.