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Fair Count launches the I Count Bus Tour: Remix for the 2020 Census

Dalton, GA– Fair Count is launching its first completely virtual bus tour in Dalton, GA, today in an effort to increase participation in the 2020 Census.

Kicking the tour off in Whitfield County, Fair Count will partner with the Latin American Association in Dalton, GA and host a panel discussion on the importance of the 2020 Census for LatinX communities.

Panelists will include:

Ed Reed, Fair Count Program Director

Eva Rodriguez, Manager, Latin American Association: Dalton Outreach Center

Tom Pinson, Director, Mack Gaston Community Center

Manuel “Mannie” Meza, local business owner and community leader

The panel is open to the public on Facebook Live and the option to RSVP is available at digital and distance organizing and mobilization tools such as online events, text messages, phone banks, tele-town halls, robocalls as well as embarking on a full-court press tour, Fair Count will use every avenue to authentically reach Georgians in more than 75 counties over the course of six weeks to achieve a fair and accurate count.

“Georgia’s census participation rate is lower than the national average,” said Fair Count CEO Rebecca DeHart.

For more information on the I Count Bus Tour: Remix, visit 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.