Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The Supreme Court’s decision to halt the census at the behest of Donald Trump puts Texas right in the crosshairs. Donald Trump doesn’t give a damn about Texas and about a fair count for our communities. Texas is in line to gain congressional districts next year and make sure that more federal dollars and more accurate, fair representation is coming to our neighborhoods and communities. An accurate census count is critical for our schools, hospitals, social services, and other important programs that our families and communities rely on. This president has repeatedly attempted to silence Americans. specifically communities of color, from having a voice in their government. This is our state. We need a precise, accurate count of the people who live here so that our representation is fair and just.
“Y’all means all, especially in Texas. Our Constitutional system was designed so that states would fight for the rights of their citizens. Where is the Texas Republican leadership fight for our fair share? Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, and the rest of them are too busy doing Donald Trump’s bidding to be bothered with the real life consequences Texans face. Make no mistake about it, if Trump is allowed to exclude people from the census count, there is no state harmed more than Texas.”