Chiu, Breed call on San Franciscans to oppose census citizenship question

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The San Francisco Examiner, Joshua Sabatini

Mayor London Breed joined Assemblymember David Chiu in Chinatown Thursday to encourage the public to oppose a question about citizenship status the Trump administration has included in the 2020 census, warning it would lead to a population undercount and a loss of federal funding for cities like San Francisco.

Breed and Chiu joined community advocates at Chinese for Affirmative Action to denounce the citizenship question just days before the U.S. Department of Commerce closes the public comment period on the 2020 Census on Aug. 7. Officials fear the question will deter immigrants from participating in the census, leaving them uncounted. And they want it removed.