#TurnUpTheCount Virtual College Rally & Townhall

2020 Census #TurnUpTheCount Virtual College Rally & Townhall

As part of Fulton County Government’s efforts to support the 2020 Census count, the County and Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robb Pitts have partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau and Atlanta City Councilman At-Large Michael Bond to sponsor 2020 Census “#TurnUpTheCount Virtual Rally” on Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The event is scheduled to include the participation of popular entertainers and media personalities (including “Killer Mike” Render, Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and DJ Greg Street), political leaders such as U.S. 5th District Representative John Lewis and leadership from local college campuses.

This virtual rally will air on YouTube live via the Fulton County Government Television YouTube channel, emceed by FGTV anchor Shaunya Chavis-Rucker and WAOK-AM host Derrick Boazman.

This virtual rally replaces physical rallies planned for our college campuses before our community was impacted by COVID-19, which has heightened concerns about ensuring an accurate count among young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. The event will serve as a live call to action for area college students.

The 2020 Census is the first time “Generation Z” (those born after 1997) will have the opportunity to count themselves in a U.S. Census. Those enrolled in college should be counted where they lived most of the year instead of with parents or at their temporary place of residence to ensure accurate funding to schools and local communities. This generation is also represents one of the highest undercounted groups in the Census resulting in billions in lost funding for programs that serve young people.

Turn Up Census Rally