Stacey Abrams and Mitch Landrieu partner to ensure a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census across the Deep South
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
Date: August 24, 2020
Rebecca DeHart, 404-376-3495, Rebecca@FairCount.org
Ryan Berni, 504-417-1933, Ryan@unumfund.org
On Monday August 31, Fair Count founder Stacey Abrams and E Pluribus Unum founder Mitch Landrieu will hold a phone-in press conference to announce the Census in the South: Road to Recovery virtual bus tour. Launching September 1, the bus tour will feature virtual events and large-scale mobilization activities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina in a final effort to promote a fair and accurate 2020 Census. It is part of a final push to increase response rates in southern communities.
Who: Fair Count Founder Stacey Abrams, E Pluribus Unum Founder Mitch Landrieu, and Fair Count Vice President Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean.
What: Phone-in press conference announcing the launch of the Census in the South: Road to Recovery virtual bus tour and discussing the threats of COVID-19 and the ramifications of an inaccurate census count in the Deep South.
When: Monday, August 31 at 2:30pm EST
Where: Register HERE for the call
For assistance, please email Lauren Zehyoue at Lauren@faircount.org.
Why: The shortening of the already challenged 2020 Census, in tandem with the COVID-19 global pandemic, has placed our very democracy in a precarious state. Historically undercounted communities are at great risk, particularly in the Deep South. The 2020 Census will direct more than $1.5 trillion through more than 300 programs for the next decade and divvy up political power through reapportionment and redistricting. Undercounted communities won’t receive their fair share. Fair Count is teaming up with E Pluribus Unum for a virtual bus tour across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina to encourage census completion as the first, critical step in recovering from the global pandemic. For more information on Census in the South: On the Road to Recovery, visit: www.censusinthesouth.org
Responding to the census is safe, secure and available in multiple languages. If you have not yet completed the 2020 Census, please visit www.My2020Census.gov to complete it online. If interested in completing the Census by phone, call 1-844-330-8282.
About Fair Count
Founded by Stacey Abrams in 2019, Fair Count is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to partnering with hard-to-count communities to achieve a fair and accurate count of all people in Georgia and the nation in the 2020 Census and to strengthening the pathways to greater civic participation. For more information, please visit www.FairCount.org.
About E Pluribus Unum
Founded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in 2018, E Pluribus Unum (EPU) is an nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to build a more inclusive and equitable South, uprooting the barriers that have long divided the country by race and class. Incubated at Emerson Collective, EPU’s focus is on cultivating and empowering courageous leaders who are focused on racial equity, changing the divisive narratives that perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism, and championing transformative policy change. To learn more, visit www.unumfund.org.