Here is what 5 Calls has to say about the appointment of Thomas Brunell as Deputy Director of the U.S. Census Bureau:
Thomas Brunell, a Texas professor who has testified in the support of Republican-engineered gerrymandering schemes and written a book entitled “Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections are Bad for America” is poised to be appointed as deputy director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Because the 2020 Census count will determine the allocation of representatives and affect how political districts are drawn, Brunell's leadership of the Bureau could undermine democracy for decades. Historically, the Bureau has been staffed by career civil servants with expertise in statistics. However, Brunell's nomination suggests Trump plans to politicize the Bureau to suppress an accurate count of Americans in 2020.
Contact your Senators to protest the appointment of Thomas Brunell, a man with all the wrong values.