This amicus brief argues that the addition of a citizenship question to the census will have profound consequences. It will lead to an undercount of the populations in many communities nationwide, including those represented by amici. Such an undercount will cause hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to be improperly allocated away from these communities, thus reducing their access to critical federal programs and depriving them of vital public services.
Wice, Jeffrey M., "BRIEF FOR 190 BIPARTISAN ELECTED OFFICIALS, COUNTIES, AND CITIES FROM ARIZONA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, ILLINOIS, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, AND WISCONSIN AS AMICI CURIAE SUPPORTING RESPONDENTS" (2019). Redistricting Resources. 3.