MILWAUKEE, WI – Rep. David Crowley (D—Milwaukee) made the following statement after being appointed to the Governor’s statewide Complete Count Committee today:
“I am honored to be a part of Governor Evers’ statewide Complete Count Committee. The census is something near and dear to my heart, and it should be near and dear to the hearts of all Wisconsinites. So many things depend on this year’s census: from adequate government funding, to Congressional and state redistricting, to – most importantly – knowing as much as we can about the communities we serve.
“Wisconsin’s hard-to-count population is estimated at over 600,000, so these committees are crucial to ensure that we get the word out and make every voice heard. For each person uncounted, Wisconsin misses out on Federal appropriations and programs, and Wisconsinites miss out on adequate representation. Avoiding an undercount is hard work, but the goal is simple – all we have to do is ensure that every Wisconsinite is counted, and that is exactly what the Complete Count Committee seeks to do.
“I applaud Governor Evers in his efforts to secure a complete count, and look forward to working with him and my fellow committee members in enacting a plan to do so.”
A Complete Count Committee brings together various members of a community – local, statewide or tribal. The goal of the Committee is to spread awareness of the Census, and make sure that as many people as possible are counted – with the goal of achieving a complete count. Committee members draw on their specific knowledge of communities and their citizens to encourage responses to the Census. For more information about the 2020 Census, please visit www.wicount.wi.gov or www.census.gov.