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New York Counts 2020 Announces Upcoming Census Conference

On May 2nd, 2018, New York Counts 2020 announced the creation of a statewide census conference. This conference, proposed for June 19th, spurred from the need to galvanize broad stakeholders from across New York State to come together and discuss concerns and best practices regarding the decennial census. 

To find out more information about the conference, continue reading. 

On June 19, 2018, join us for a conference bringing together a broad set of stakeholders from across the State – including racial, ethnic, immigrant, housing, education, health, labor, business, social service organizations, funders, as well as state and local elected officials. Not only will the conference be an ideal opportunity to discuss the upcoming decennial Census in a comprehensive way for those deep in the throes of Census planning, but it will also be an educational opportunity for many community-based organizations and organizers who are new to this work - to understand why preparation for the 2020 Census begins now. 

This event is co-sponsored by New York Counts 2020 and the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School. New York Counts 2020 is a growing coalition of 50+ diverse organizations throughout New York State seeking a fair and accurate count in 2020, click here for a full listing of organizations. If you'd like to join the coalition, please e-mail Liz OuYang (eouyang@nyic.org).

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CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Special Presentation by Jeff Behler, Regional Director, US Census

Panel Topics Include:

  • Then and Now: Challenges for 2020 Census
  • Identifying Hard to Count Communities
  • Best practices to Reach Hard to Count Communities
  • Effective Messaging: How to Make It Personal
  • State & Local Government and Community Partnerships
  • Funders Interested in an Accurate Count
  • Completing the Census Online: Pros and Cons
  • And more...

Thank you to the Association for a Better New York and The New York Community Trust for their generous support of this conference. 

Elizabeth Plum