***Project RACE Action Alert***


Federal government preliminary decisions are due now for the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) are deciding the fate of multiracial terminology. There may be one more chance for final comments based on the October results, so it is critical that we send our comments in now.

What Should You Do?

Email as many comments as possible to OMB before October 26, 2016 by following the instructions below.

  1. Address email to: Race-ethnicity@omb.eop.gov
  1. Put “Race-ethnicity” (in quotes) in subject line.
  1. Type or cut and paste the following comment in the body of the email:

    I strongly recommend the use of the word “multiracial” on all government forms requiring the use of racial and/or ethnic data. Proper, dignified, and respectful terminology is important for multiracial children. The term “multiracial” should be used when aggregating data or in any way naming or identifying the multiracial population.
  1. Add your name and send.

Additional Information

  • We also encourage you to leave a public comment here
  • For full information about regulation FR Doc #2016-23672, go here
  • Feel free to share a personal story or reason you believe this decision is so important.
  • Ask all other people of any race, anywhere to send comments. The more comments, the better!