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PRESIDENT PARKER REQUESTS EMERGENCY BRIEFING FROM STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS ON U.S. SUPREME COURT CENSUS RULING

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Contact: Kim Garner

Phone: 205-254-2036

Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration could halt the 2020 Census count while an appeal is made with the lower courts.

Birmingham City Council President William Parker, who has championed the City’s efforts to maximize Census participation, is requesting an emergency briefing from State and Federal officials to provide clarity on the ruling and what it means for local municipalities.

“This ruling adds even more uncertainty to a Census count that has seen unparalleled challenges due to COVID-19,” President Parker said. “It’s so vital to the continued growth we’ve had in Birmingham that we have an accurate Census count, one that is reflective of every single person who lives here. I’m calling on our State and Federal partners to provide us with a detailed briefing of what this ruling means for our efforts in Birmingham.”

This is a developing story and more information will be released as it becomes available.
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