City and Congressional officials want to hear from Detroit Census workers

Call (866) 20-COUNT

If you were a 2020 U.S. Census renumerator working in Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan and U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib want to hear from you regarding your experience. The request was made during the Mayor’s news briefing Oct. 28.

Mayor Duggan said he is disturbed about the Census effort in Detroit based on reports of disorganization and the lack of door-to-door canvassing.

“I am not trying to assign blame,” the Mayor said. “We just want to know if the count was done as thoroughly and professionally in Detroit as it was done in other parts of the state. We’re just trying to find out the facts.

“We are going to follow the law and if the count comes in inaccurately then we will follow the administrative appeal process, but we will have the facts we need already.”

Individuals who worked for the U.S. Census Bureau in Detroit are encouraged to call (866) 20-COUNT (26868) or send an email to [email protected] within the next week or so. Individuals may share their information confidentially.

Representative Tlaib, a member of the House Oversight Committee, said: “We really want to know what were you tasked to do. The information gathering won’t focus on individuals, but on the process that was employed by the U.S. Census Bureau in Detroit. The focus is on making sure that the city wasn’t short changed.”