Every State, Every Vote: Gov. John Bel Edwards Creates 2020 Census Complete Count Committee
Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday signed an executive order creating the Louisiana Complete Count Committee. The committee is tasked with creating 2020 Census Awareness Campaigns that will be conducted across the state. These campaigns will aim to boost awareness of and participation in the 2020 census.
Gov. Edwards is the most recent Democratic governor to take action to ensure a complete count in next year’s census after the Trump administration’s efforts to intimidate hard-to-count populations from participating. On the line is not only billions of dollars in state funding for things like schools and hospitals but the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and the data used to draw political maps.
Read more about Louisiana’s new Complete Count Committee below and learn how Democratic governors are fighting for a complete count at EveryStateEveryVote.com.
Louisiana, a poor state that relies on billions of dollars in federal aid, is joining most other states in setting up a panel the Census Bureau recommends will help ensure residents are counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that he has created a “complete count committee” to raise awareness of next year’s census and encourage people to respond to the questionnaires.
Governor John Bel Edwards has signed an executive order to create a panel to promote the 2020 US Census.
The executive order created the Louisiana Complete Count Committee (LCCC) to help raise awareness of the 2020 Census. According to the Governor’s Office, the advisory panel is made up of community, government and business leaders who represent the diverse populations of communities across the state.