Williams County’s Complete Count co-chair Lindsey Harriman fired the first shot of what will be many in the fight to count all of the oilfield’s transient workers in the U.S. Census. It was a short presentation at the Williston Basin Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute’s January meeting.
While short, it’s just the first of many Harriman hopes to make to oilfield workers.
“In marketing they say you have to hear something eight times before it sticks,” she told the Williston Herald. “So this is an iterative process, and collaborative. It’s repeatedly telling the same thing to the same people, so that it sticks by mid-March.”
There has been a big concern statewide as far as how to reach so many transient workers with the message that they should be counted in North Dakota for the census.