New York Counts 2020 Presents at Move it Forward, Advancing Race Equity Conference in Albany
In a packed auditorium of over 200 attendees at the State Museum in Albany, New York Counts 2020 spoke on a panel, "Racial Bias in Institutions and the 2020 Census", at the Move it Forward, Advancing Race Equity conference, sponsored by New York Council on Children and Families (a member of New York Counts 2020).
An impressive showing of diverse attendees came from across the state: Adirondacks, Albany, Rochester, Schenectady, Buffalo, Hudson, and New York City.
The Census presentation was focused on two issues: the dire need for state funding for community based organizations to do critical outreach and provide assistance to people completing the census online and the discriminatory intent behind the federal government's latent attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
The true intent to chill Latino participation in the census and ultimately impact redistricting was supported by the evidence unearthed in the current lawsuits challenging the citizenship question. Many thanks to Cate Bohn of the New York Council on Children and Families and her team for a well planned and attended conference.