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

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

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.

NYIC Criticizes Shortfall in Census Funding & Calls for Additional Investment in NYS 2019-20

NEW YORK, NY – Following the announcement of the SFY 2019-20 budget today, which notably failed to include the $40 million allocation of funding for Census 2020 outreach and education initially included in both NYS Senate and Assembly One House budgets, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

"News that New York State's budget allocation for Census 2020 has been slashed to $20 million is devastating for immigrants and all New Yorkers.

Statewide Day of Action: Immigrant Advocates Turn Up the Heat on Leg Support for Driver’s Licenses

Advocates mobilize in Long Island, Westchester and New York City, calling for NYS to expand access to driver’s licenses for all New Yorkers

NEW YORK, NY – Today hundreds of members of the Green Light NY coalition – from Long Island, Westchester and New York City – joined together to hold a day of action calling on members of the State Legislature to act on legislation that would expand access to driver’s licenses for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, as part of the state budget.

Save Our Seats: NY Congressional Delegation and Community Advocates Call on Cuomo to Commit $40M for Accurate Census

NYS to lose up to two congressional seats based on projected Census data

NEW YORK, NY — Today, the New York Counts 2020 coalition joined members of the New York congressional delegation for a press conference calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to join the State Legislature and commit $40 million in funding for Census outreach and education, and protect New Yorkers from losing political representation based on inaccurate Census data.

Immigrant Advocates Don’t Buy Secretary Ross’ Testimony on Citizenship Question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross refuses to give answers ahead of SCOTUS Census case

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, voluntarily and without a subpoena. After Secretary Ross refused to give definitive answers to several questions of the committee, Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings asked Ross to produce priority documents and answers to the questions by Tuesday, March 19th 2019. Chairman Cummings noted that if the Secretary did not by that date, he would be forced to issue a subpoena.

It’s Your Turn Cuomo: NYS Assembly and Senate Commit $40M for Census Funding

One House Budgets include New York Counts 2020 ask for $40M for Census

NEW YORK, NY – Just a week after the New York Counts 2020 coalition mobilized 200+ people in Albany to call on the legislature to commit funding for Census outreach and education, the New York State Senate and Assembly have both included the $40 million ask in their respective One House budgets for Census funding.

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