NEW YORK, N.Y., October 1 – NYC Census 2020’s multi-borough “Countdown to our Future” campaign is currently engaging in approximately 100 events to promote the census and provide census form assistance in a multitude of languages. Outreach includes a new “Count The Heroes” campaign, which aims to boost response rates among the healthcare workers who have kept New York safe and functioning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. NYC Census 2020 will also join a branded Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty, and Barclays Center “Make It Count” bus that will visit specific Brooklyn neighborhoods that are trailing in census completion and voter registration on Thursday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 2. Aboard the bus will be Team Hype, part of the Nets on-court entertainment groups, to give away Nets and Liberty swag.
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These events come off the heels of new developments regarding the census count. Recently a federal judge issued a ruling preventing the Trump administration from ending the count by Sept. 30, a month before the scheduled COVID-19-extended completion date of Oct. 31. On Sept. 30, the Ninth Circuit of Appeals decided to uphold the federal judge’s ruling. However, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross most recently announced Oct. 5 as a “target date” for ending all 2020 Census efforts, in defiance of the ruling. That’s why NYC Census 2020 and its partners will continue to mobilize to ensure that every New Yorker is counted right away.
Thursday, October 1:
1:00 PM: “Count the Heroes” at Woodhull Hospital
4:30 PM: Barclays Center Census and Voting Event
Friday, October 2:
10:15 AM: “Make it Count” bus in Sunset Park
3:00 PM: Count the Heroes at Elmhurst Hospital Queens
Weekend events will be advised in the near future.