lgbt people may not be counted as citizens in 2020
every ten years, the U.S. government is required to collect census data on all of its citizens. the obama administration began a government-wide effort in 2015 to determine how to best collect needed info on LGBT citizens, with the purpose of including questions to help gather this data on the next census survey.
now, the trump administration has reversed this effort and decided to drop all questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity from the upcoming 2020 U.S. census. this will leave government agencies and policymakers in the dark as to how to best allocate resources to serve lgbt citizens.
105 members of congress didn’t want to leave this matter to administrative whim, so they co-sponsored the LGBT Data Inclusion Act. but the act can’t become law unless congress holds a hearing to review the bill.
right now, the bill is stalled in both the House and Senate. your voice can help move congress to action.
sign the petition. it takes 1 minute to sign. dont let trump pretend we dont exist.