New York’s Largest Census Coalition Calls on NYS to Fund Census or Lose Congressional Seats and Political Power

February 25th, 2019

96 orgs sign letter asking NYS to allocate $40M to avoid an undercount in the 2020 Census

NEW YORK, NY - On Friday, New York Counts 2020, a growing coalition of organizations representing a wide spectrum of diverse interests across the state united in seeking a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census, sent a letter to the State Legislature asking each member to commit their support to allocate at least $40 million in funding for Census outreach and education in order to avoid an undercount of New York in 2020.

Ninety-six of New York Counts 2020’s organizational members signed the letter, representing immigrant rights, labor, education, religion, health, government, technology, business, and libraries.

Advocates Urge Governor to Fund Efforts to Ensure a Complete Census Count – Next Year Will be Too Late

February 11th, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Nearly 50 organizations representing child advocacy; immigration, social justice, health equity and faith groups; and child care, welfare, health and family service providers delivered a letter today to Governor Cuomo urging him to allocate at least $40 million in his 30-day Executive Budget Amendments to ensure a complete and fair census count of New Yorkers in the 2020 Census.