At the very least, you shouldn’t use it like the RNC did for the purpose it did. And at least two Republicans agree …
Two House Republicans have signed on to legislation that would outlaw fundraising mailings that could be confused with official Census documents.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, was inspired by a Republican National Committee mailing that describes itself on its envelope as an “official document” and a “census document.”
I’m particularly impressed by the apparent integrity of Rep. Jason Chaffetz on this issue. In a recent hearing, according to Ben Smith, Rep. Chaffetz said the following.
I wish my party had not done that … I would encourage others to not try to piggyback and take advantage of the word ‘census’ at a time that we’re trying to encourage participation … I want to be fair on both sides and stand on principle.