ADVISORY: Census Advocates, Local Officials Host Summit to Encourage Communities to Get Out the Count

Census News 07.26.19

Contact: LaGloria Wheatfall, [email protected], 202.548.7160

CHICAGO – On August 1, at 12:15 p.m. CT, The Census Counts Campaign, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and State Voices will host a lunch with state and local elected officials during the Get Out the Count (GOTC) regional summit in Chicago, IL. Both groups bring together the States Count Action Network (S-CAN), a coalition of local census advocates, to discuss and plan 2020 Census GOTC efforts to reach hard-to-count communities.

The lunch will include a panel discussion with Cook County Commissioners Stanley Moore and Alma E. Anaya. The discussion will center on Cook County’s preparations for the 2020 Census and how the county’s efforts can translate to other states in the Midwest region.

This convening kicks off a five-city series of regional meetings to strategize around GOTC activities for the 2020 Census. Future summits will be held in Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. For more information on the Census Counts Campaign, visit

Media Access
Press access is limited and will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Please note that TV camera space is extremely limited.

Please email requests for media access to LaGloria Wheatfall ([email protected]) and include name, outlet, and position (pencil, still photographer, or TV camera).

WHAT:          Chicago State and Local Elected Officials Get Out the Count Lunch 


  • Stanley Moore, Cook County Commissioner
  • Alma E. Anaya, Cook County Commissioner
  • Anita Banerji, Forefront (moderator)


Thursday, August 1, 2019
12:15 p.m. Lunch
(Reporters should be in position by 12 p.m.)


Marriott Marquis
Glessner House Room
2121 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States. It was founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. For more information on The Education Fund, visit

More information about The Education Fund’s Census Counts Campaign is available at