Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist II Statement on the 2020 Census Deadline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

October 14, 2020 

Contact: Press@michigan.gov 

 

Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist II Statement on the 2020 Census Deadline  

  

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II issued the following statement on the 2020 Census, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the federal government to end the count early on Oct. 15:  

  

“Michiganders cannot afford to be shortchanged in the 2020 Census. The national count is used to determine where to allocate resources for education, job training, infrastructure, health care, and more for the next 10 years, and an incomplete count will have a disproportionate impact on our most vulnerable communities and the institutions that serve them. In light of the many obstacles the 2020 Census has faced during the pandemic, I am calling on the federal government and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to continue the 2020 Census to its original deadline of Oct. 31. These extra days will give us the needed opportunity to ensure all of our residents can be counted – because every Michigander counts.” 

 

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