CLC FOIA Request to Department of Commerce and Census Bureau on CAIR Partnership
CLC submitted this request under the Freedom of Information Act to the Department of Commerce and the Census Bureau. The request seeks emails and other internal communications about the formation and termination of the Census Bureau’s partnership with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The Census Bureau recently formed a formal partnership with CAIR to promote Muslim American participation in the 2020 Census, but the government quickly ended that partnership amid critical coverage by news organizations including FOX News. CLC seeks to understand why the government reversed course on working with CAIR.