Statements about Census

Says state's expected "increase in federal political clout is almost entirely due to the growth of the African American and Hispanic populations in Texas in virtually every region of the state.”

"Early census returns are showing that conservatives have been measurably less likely than liberals to return their census forms."

"The most private question on this year’s form asks for an individual’s race, and that question has been asked by every census since the 1790 census conducted under then-President George Washington."

"This census is also the shortest and least intrusive count in modern history."

"An audit of the last census found that over 370,000 people living in Texas were not counted, and our state lost an estimated $1 billion in federal funds as a result."

"Inequality in Texas is steadily getting worse, with very few rich people, a great many poor people, and fewer and fewer in the middle."

"More than 1,000 people ... move to Texas every day."

"Four percent of American citizens are black males, but they are 35 percent of murder victims."

ACORN will be a paid partner with the Census Bureau and "they will be in charge of going door-to-door and collecting data from the American public."

Says the Constitution only requires her to tell the census "how many people are in our home."

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