Census Critical To Future Says Northwoods Legislator

Feb 11, 2020

Credit Wisconsin.gov

 A Northwoods state Senator has been named to be on the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee.

Governor Tony Evers has announced his appointment of Senator Janet Bewley to serve on the the special panel. The committee is comprised of government and community leaders from education, business, healthcare, and other community organizations. Committee members develop and implement a 2020 Census awareness campaign based upon their knowledge of the local community to encourage a response.

Democrat Janet Bewley of Mason in Ashland county, whose district includes parts of Vilas and Price counties, says the committee met for the first time Tuesday...

"The Complete Count Committee is an opportunity to get involved in communicating just how important it is that everybody is counted. Every area, every state is going to know the best way to get the message delivered to the people of the state..."

Bewley says there's a lot at stake locally so the count should be accurate...

"An accurate and official count is so important in the amount of federal funding that a county, community or state gets. It determines the size of the different districts in the state for election purposes. There's an awful lot at stake..."

The 40-member committee includes Gov. Evers and Lt. Gov. Barnes, and State Senator Scott Fitzgerald, members of the Assembly and local and state government officials. (Complete Count Committee, visit https://wicount.wi.gov/

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