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Making JH Count in the 2020 Census
« on: February 28, 2020, 08:31:38 AM »
The 2020 Census gets underway in a couple of weeks!

It is essential that our neighborhood is fully and accurately counted -- every adult and child residing here, regardless of citizenship status.  These counts are the basis of important decisions regarding representation in government, school districting, and distribution of government services and resources.  Over the coming weeks, there will be extensive efforts to reach out to the community to ensure that everybody has an opportunity to respond.  This thread is for posting information about those efforts.  Discussion of the politics surrounding the census should go elsewhere).

Here are some basic resources to start:
Article on NYC's plans to boost Census turnout
Ocasio-Cortez, Miranda Use Star Power to Promote NYC Census
NYC's Census Webpage

If you're interested in helping with outreach, the city especially needs volunteers who can talk with some of the limited English proficiency residents of the neighborhood.   You can fill out this form to volunteer:
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/census/get-involved/join-the-get-counted-team.page

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Re: Making JH Count in the 2020 Census
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 09:40:47 PM »
The timing couldn't be worse, but...



The 2020 Census has begun and your community needs you to get counted!

The more of us who fill out the census, the more money we get for schools, housing, roads, bridges, hospitals, senior centers, and more.

This year, the census is easier than ever. You can complete the census online or over the phone (844-330-2020), in just a few minutes.

The census is for everyone! It does not ask about your immigration or citizenship status, your job, your Social Security or ITIN number. Your responses are private, protected by federal law, and will never be shared with anyone, including law enforcement or your landlord.

The census is only 10 questions, takes about 10 minutes, and will shape NYC's future for the next 10 years. Fill out the 2020 Census now!

Want to get involved? Help us get the word out by doing one or all of the following:

1. Forward this email to your network;
2. Post about the 2020 census on social media and use our hashtag #GetCountedNYC - you can find draft content and language here; and
3. Sign up to be a textbank host during Text Out the Count on March 22nd and 23rd!

Sincerely,
Julie Menin
Director, NYC Census 2020
Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel, NYC Law Department
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Re: Making JH Count in the 2020 Census
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 01:21:39 PM »
Received from the NYC Census office:


Dear Census Advocate,

At this incredibly trying time, we hope you and your family and neighbors are all staying healthy and safe. In this challenging time where it feels that so many things are out of our control, I want to let you know about something positive you can do for your community. The Census has officially launched and New Yorkers like you can complete the census online or on the phone from the safety of their own home. You can fill it out online at my2020census.gov or over the phone at 844-330-2020. Remember, census funds are not only linked to funding for Medicaid, children’s health insurance and hospitals, but moreover the NYC Health Department uses census data in emergencies to determine responses.

Here's the best part: you also can encourage your fellow New Yorkers to fill out the census by signing up to participate in our upcoming citywide "Text Out The Count" campaign from Sunday, March 22 to Monday, March 23. Using our peer-to-peer texting tool, Hustle, you will be able to reach hundreds of New Yorkers within minutes with a text encouraging them to fill out the census and providing the link to the Census Bureau’s self-response website. 

You can do it from home and all you will need is either a phone, a laptop, or a tablet to participate. Sign up here and we will get you all set up to “Text Out The Count!”

Together, as we weather this crisis, we can help New York City during its time of need.

With much thanks,

 

Julie Menin
Director, NYC Census 2020
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