Raising Deceptive RNC Mailers, Shaheen Requests That Secretary Ross Speak-Out and Act Against Census Misinformation

March 05, 2020

 

 CJS 3.5.2020

**Secretary Ross oversees the agency charged with administrating the census and pledged to report back on efforts to combat this misinformation (LINK)**

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, questioned Secretary Wilbur Ross about the highly deceptive mailers made to look like official census forms that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has sent across the country. Senator Shaheen urged Secretary Ross to take decisive action saying, “On something like this I think your voice would resonate loud and clear with groups that might be using the census for political purposes, both to confuse and to try to effect the outcome.” 

Secretary Ross assured Senator Shaheen that he would report back to the Subcommittee on efforts in his department to combat misinformation regarding the 2020 Census and stated that he had raised this issue with career staff at the agency. 

A video of the exchange can be viewed HERE.