I got this today and thought it was worth passing on. It comes from a
group I follow called the Census Project.
To: Census Project Stakeholders
A blog post written by Terri Ann Lowenthal yesterday notes that the
House Appropriations Committee is about to CUT funding for the Census
Bureau by another $100+ million for the FY 2014 budget. While the Census
Bureau has not reacted yet, it’s likely this budget cut, if enacted,
would seriously impact Census 2020 planning.
We want to alert House and Senate appropriators to this disastrous move.
We have drafted a new co-signature letter
that we hope your organization can sign. The deadline is next Monday,
July 15, at noon (EDT). If you wish, please feel free to draft your own
letter to both House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership and
feel free to pass this letter along to others for their possible
signature. If you can sign on to the Census Project’s letter, please
contact Jason Shevrin at jason.shevrin(a)gmail.com by mid-day next Monday.
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443