Christina Amestoy, 202-774-0915
“At the end of the day, the census isn’t just a head count—it’s about visibility, voice, and value.” – Gov. Evers
Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers yesterday signed an Executive Order #55 creating a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 census. The committee will work to increase outreach and participation in the upcoming 2020 census, particularly among populations who are at risk of being undercounted. Wisconsin’s hard-to-count population is estimated to consist of 600,000 Wisconsinites.
Gov. Tony Evers is the most recent Democratic governor to take steps to ensure their state is accurately counted in the 2020 census. With the allocation of more than $600 billion in federal funding and each state’s number of congressional seats at stake, states that are undercounted could face both underfunding and underrepresentation for the next decade.
Read more about Wisconsin’s new 2020 Census Complete Count Committee below:
Gov. Tony Evers on Monday, Oct. 28 signed an executive order creating a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census — aimed at working to educate Wisconsinites on the importance of completing the 2020 census, develop outreach strategies to reach hard-to-count communities, and identify and reduce barriers that impede participation in the counting process.