EDITORIAL: An effort to dismiss the undercounted


This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would end its efforts to count the number of people living in the country on Sept. 30, a month earlier than anticipated.

The Washington Census Alliance, a coalition of more than 90 Black and Brown-led community organizations across Washington state, condemned the decision—saying the rushed timeline will exacerbate the undercount of people of color, immigrants, and rural communities that have not yet completed the census online, by phone, or by mail.