New York Counts 2020 is asking New York state to invest $40 million in community -based outreach for the 2020 census. Community based organizations need resources to assure that the people that are at greatest risk of not being counted are indeed counted! People will need to utilize many of the programs such as Medicaid, Highway planning, and SNAP, that rely on an accurate count of New York’s population.
People in our communities may face hurdles to be included in the census. Community based organizations need to be there for them to assist in anyway we can. As an added hurdle for many, for the first time, the census will be conducted primarily through online responses.
Community based organizations, libraries, and learning centers are uniquely positioned to assist and reach the hardest-to-count groups because of their earned trust and cultural and language competence.
Join us in front of the State Building Monday at 4PM to make sure Albany understands the importance of approving the $40million for the state, and for funds to go to our much needed community based organizations in and around Syracuse and Onondaga.
At this time, we are reaching broadly to community groups, community centers, learning centers, and elected officials. If you are a representative of a group and would like to co-sponsor this event, please contact Marianna.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share widely with other community groups servicing hard to reach populations to ensure we have a wide representation. NYCounts2020 is also looking for community endorsers for the coalition.