Census Coalition Applauds NYC for its $22M Investment in Census 2020 Outreach & Education

April 26th, 2019

NEW YORK, NY – Yesterday, NYC Mayor de Blasio announced his executive budget, including a $22 million investment in Census 2020 outreach and education efforts, in addition to $4 million in unspent dollars from the last fiscal year. In response, New York Counts 2020 thanked the Mayor for his leadership and stressed the importance of allocating funding to community-based organizations with strong ties to hard-to-reach populations, particularly in underserved communities.

NY Counts 2020 Coalition, Elected Officials Rally For Fair and Accurate Census 2020 as SCOTUS Hearing on Citizenship Question Begins

April 24th, 2019

NEW YORK, NY – Today, as the Supreme Court of the United States hears arguments in the case The Department of Commerce v. New York State et al., to determine whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, advocates and electeds gathered to discuss the litigation and promote the importance of an accurate Census count for New York State.

#CountMeIn: Immigrant Rights Community Rally Outside of the Supreme Court

April 24th, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. ‒ Immigrants, communities of color, refugees and progressive allies rallied in front of the Supreme Court of the United States, today, in support of a fair and accurate 2020 census. After the Trump administration unlawfully added a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a number of grassroots community groups, cities and states filed lawsuits to stop the administration’s untested and dangerous question.

LIFE Project Report

April 22nd, 2019

Since 2018, Fifth Avenue Committee, LSA Family Health Service and Masa have, through the NYIC's LIFE Project, empowered immigrant families to enroll in NYC's Pre-K and 3K programs. Along the way they have identified effective strategies and common barriers.

Immigrant Rights Organizations Sue DHS to Release Agency Records About ICE’s Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office

April 18th, 2019

Immigrant Rights Organizations Sue DHS to Release Agency Records About ICE’s Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office

NEW YORK, NY–Today, New York Immigration Coalition and LatinoJustice PRLDEF filed a Federal Court Complaint in the Southern District of New York to force the Trump Administration to respond to a November 2017 FOIA requesting documents detailing the policies, procedures, objectives and financial records for the Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement (VOICE) office.

Advocates Call on Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall to Protect Community & Expand Economy by Supporting #DriversLicensesNOW

April 9th, 2019

Advocates Call on Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall to Protect Community & Expand Economy by Supporting #DriversLicensesNOW

Niagara County, NY – Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, W. Keith McNall (R-Lockport), continues to turn a blind eye to the needs of local community members who have been calling for access to driver’s licenses for all New York residents, irrespective of immigration status.

CENSUS OFFICE FOR NEW YORK CITY AND CENSUS COALITION LEAD A DAY OF ACTION TO ENSURE EVERY NEW YORKER GETS COUNTED IN 2020

April 1st, 2019

Office of the Census for New York City, New York Counts 2020 Coalition, elected officials, City agencies, and hundreds of volunteers kick off 1-year countdown to Census Day, April 1, 2020

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the Office of the Census for New York City Director Julie Menin and New York Counts 2020 coalition members were joined by Deputy Mayor Phillip Thompson, elected officials, City agencies, and volunteers for a Day of Action and rally to mark the one-year countdown until Census Day on April 1, 2020. The grassroots effort affirms the joint commitment from citywide stakeholders to attain a full and accurate count of every New Yorker.

IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES CALL FOR ACTION FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF NYS 2019-20 BUDGET

April 1st, 2019

State Funds $20M for 2020 Census Community Outreach, $11M for LIberty Defense Project, $7.8M for Adult Literacy Education, $2M for Refugee Resettlement, and Enacts 1 Day Bill
No Funding for Expanded Access to Driver’s Licenses, No Funding for Health Insurance for Undocumented Immigrants

NEW YORK, NY – Following the passage of the SFY 2019-20 budget, which notably failed to include legislation allowing all New Yorkers to apply for a driver’s license, regardless of immigration status, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

“A lot of advocates who’ve spent years fighting and waiting for New York to finally take action to empower immigrant families are disappointed with the lack of progress that has been made on key priorities during the legislative session.

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