NEW YORK, N.Y., September 30 – 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.
Media must RSVP to Sona Rai at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend and cover select public events. Additional events will be advised in the coming days.
Currently the Trump Administration continues to interfere with the census count. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross most recently announced October 5 as a “target date” for ending all 2020 Census efforts, in defiance of the U.S. Northern District of California's 2020 Census ruling, which restored the October 31, 2020 census count deadline. The Trump administration has also appealed the U.S. Northern District of California's 2020 Census ruling. NYC Census 2020 and its partners will continue to mobilize to ensure that every New Yorker is counted right away.
Wednesday, September 30:
4:00 PM: NYC Census outreach at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights, Queens
6:00 PM: God Squad Phone Bank
Thursday, October 1:
1:00 PM: “Count the Heroes” at Woodhull Hospital
Additional events will be advised in the near future.