Updates to the ARP
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As nationwide door knocking operations are underway, along with phone and email, advocates and officials fear a severe undercount. Facing subpoenas, Census Bureau officials assure Americans the count will not be negatively affected by the September deadline, pointing to the new hire of another data deputy.
A group continues to seek redistricting reform in the hopes the public will “advocate for themselves.”
With the census deadline drawing near, rural response rates are lagging.
Louisiana has the ninth-worst self-response rate in the country.
Non-Response Follow Up has begun in Maine for households that have not responded to the census.
The state’s response rate lags behind the rest of the country despite door-to-door canvassing beginning last week.
In light of the upcoming redistricting cycle, Republicans are pushing for a state super-majority.