Statement on Trump Administration’s Census Memo

For immediate release:

Despite the latest attempt by the Trump administration to impede the Constitutional process of counting  everyone living in the nation during a Census, we must take part in being counted so critical funding for infrastructure development including housing, education and roads are provided to our communities.

The Census is a fundamental aspect of our nation’s existence and the ability to carry out Constitutional mandates in representation, creation of district boundaries, and funding priorities for the Congress to debate.

Disruption of the Census count based-upon bigotry and political campaigning is unethical, immoral, and lawless. The courts will determine the outcome of this new attack and I have no doubt, as with other attempts by this Administration, will be thrown out due to lack of merits.

Until such time, we must be counted. Please take ten minutes to complete the Census online today at


Assembymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
Assembly District 59
Representing the communities of Huntington Park, Florence-Firestone, Walnut Park, South Los Angeles and Exposition Park