NAACP suing for records on 2020 Census preparation

NAACP suing for records on 2020 Census preparation
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The NAACP announced Thursday it would sue the Commerce Department, claiming it is withholding records about its preparations for the 2020 Census.

The organization says the Commerce Department failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request before the deadline and is suing for immediate access to records.

The NAACP wants to know about the U.S. Census Bureau’s plans for the 2020 Census, including records on hiring practices, digitization and the bureau’s efforts to reach out to “hard-to-count” populations.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut, alleges the Census faces “serious obstacles” heading into its…

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