The Road To Recovery
Our collective road to recovery from COVID-19 is going to be long, but we will get there. And when we do, we need to be sure that our communities have thriving local economies: fully funded healthcare in case we get sick, schools that are not overcrowded, and programs for all our kids who need them. Overall, the 2020 Census will allocate more than $1.5 trillion annually through more than 300 federal programs that impact the lives of families everywhere. The programs run the gamut from funding for healthcare to programs that fund recreation activities and affordable housing. If our communities are not counted, we will have less power and resources. If we are not counted, we give others permission to count us out.
That’s why E Pluribus Unum has partnered with Fair Count to encourage a fair and accurate census count throughout the American South. We see the potential for transformation and we are responding to this moment by empowering community members to get counted.
KICKOFF CONVERSATION WITH STACEY ABRAMS & MITCH LANDRIEU
Fair Count founder Stacey Abrams and E Pluribus Unum founder Mitch Landrieu came together for a special conversation to launch the Census in the South: Road to Recovery virtual bus tour on September 1. In an effort to engage communities in increasing completion rates for this year’s census, Abrams and Landrieu discussed the importance of proper disaster preparation and how completing the census impacts vital community resources. Listen to their conversation by clicking the video to the left.