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Immigrants Might Save Michigan From Losing Another Congressional Seat

Jake Neher/WDET

There’s a lot at stake for Michigan with the upcoming U.S. Census count in 2020. A huge chunk of Michigan’s budget is connected to the state’s population. And there’s a chance — if Michigan doesn’t keep up with population gains across the country — that we might lose another congressional seat.

Those stakes are now sparking conversations at places like the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

As part of a new weekly series called MichMashWDET’s Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth talk about a new effort to make sure all Michiganders are counted on the census.

The group, 2020 Nonprofits Count Campaign, hopes to target groups that are often under-counted, such as immigrants, homeless people, and minority children. 

Click here to listen to Neher’s recent conversation with the coalition’s co-chairs and learn more about their efforts.

Click on the audio player above to hear Neher and Roth talk about the issue on MichMash.


WDET’s Mackinac Policy Conference coverage is sponsored by The Henry Ford.

Image credit: WDET Digital

This post is a part of MichMash.

Each week, WDET's Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you. 

About the Author

Jake Neher

Detroit Today - Producer & Special Projects Reporter

Jake Neher is a producer & reporter for Detroit Today

Jake.Neher@wdet.org   Follow @GJNeher

Cheyna Roth

Reporter

Cheyna has interned with Michigan Radio and freelanced for WKAR public radio in Lansing. She’s also done some online freelancing and worked on documentary films.

CRoth@MPRN.org   Follow @Cheyna_R

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