Cardi B calls on New Yorkers to fill out the census
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Musician Cardi B urged New Yorkers to fill out the census in a new public service announcement, calling the count “a huge opportunity to make our voices heard.” 

“This year we have the power to decide our city’s future, not just for the next four years, but for the next 10, by getting counted in the census,” the rapper said in a video published to Instagram on Thursday.

“The census is about power, money and respect for our communities. If our city is undercounted, we risk being underrepresented, especially our communities of color. In 2010, only 62 percent of New Yorkers responded to the census, with the lowest response rates in our black and brown communities. In 2020, I’m going to tell you something, we can’t let this happen again,” Cardi B said.

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The “Bodak Yellow” rapper also told her followers that a citizenship question will not be included in the 2020 census. President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump in new ad: 'The death toll is still rising.' 'The president is playing golf' Brazil surpasses Russia with second-highest coronavirus case count in the world Trump slams Sessions: 'You had no courage & ruined many lives' MORE previously pushed for the question to be included in this year’s count. However, a federal judge signed an order last year permanently blocking it after the president gave up his administration’s efforts.

“The census is safe, easy for everyone. And remember, the citizenship question is off the census, no matter what anybody tells you. Immigrants with or without papers count too,” Cardi B said in the Thursday video.

The Grammy Award winner has regularly weighed in on politics. Last year, she endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden Julián Castro to become senior advisor for Voto Latino It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary, and earlier this year she revealed that she has considered becoming a politician. 

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On Tuesday, Cardi B criticized celebrities for spreading confusion about the coronavirus pandemic and called out the Trump administration for not curbing the pandemic she said “could’ve been prevented."  

"[President Trump] is getting on a podium saying, 'Hey, listen: if you do not have any symptoms of the coronavirus — coughing, fever and whatsoever, etc. etc. — do not get tested because we don't have enough testings to test everybody," Cardi B said in a video shared on Instagram.

"But if a celebrity is saying, 'Hey, listen, I don't have no symptoms, I'm feeling good, I feel healthy, I don't feel like nothing but I went and got tested and I'm positive for the coronavirus. That causes confusion," she said, sporting a medical face mask.