NYC CENSUS 2020 AND NYC COMPLETE COUNT FUND PARTNERS TO HOST BRONX CENSUS MEDIA ROUNDTABLE

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[Bronx Census Media Roundtable\New York City Census 2020]
Thursday, February 20 at 10 AM, just three weeks before the launch of the 2020 Census, New York City Census 2020 and its NYC Complete Count Fund Partners, including the New York Public Library, will host a local media roundtable focused on the critical importance of the census.
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Tomorrow, Thursday, February 20 at 10 AM, just three weeks before the launch of the 2020 Census, New York City Census 2020 and its NYC Complete Count Fund Partners, including the New York Public Library, will host a local media roundtable in the Bronx.

The NYC Census 2020 Bronx Media Roundtable will be held at the NYPL Bronx Library Center, 310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Room C21 in the Bronx. Participants will include Julie Menin, NYC Census 2020 Director and Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel, NYC Law Department Famod Konneh, Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, NYC Census 2020 Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

The NYC Census Bronx Media Roundtable will be focused on the critical importance of the census in determining billions of dollars for education, healthcare, housing, transportation, and more, as well as ensuring that all New Yorkers from all backgrounds are fully represented in the nation’s once-in-a-decade count of its populace.

The decennial census determines how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed every year for key programs and services, the census also determines well as each state’s fair share of representation in Congress, as well as how local, state, and federal legislative district lines are drawn. Census data is also the basis of civil rights litigation and local and state funding decisions, in addition to providing critical demographic information about our communities.

The NYC Census 2020 media roundtable will provide a briefing to local media on census activity borough-wide and will highlight efforts to reach some of the largest communities in the Bronx including African-American, African immigrant, Latinx, South Asian, East European, and other communities. Panelists will present on their specific outreach efforts and will be available for Q+A following the formal discussion.

During the 2010 Census, New York City's average self-response rate was just 61.9 percent compared to the national average of 76 percent. While the Bronx self-response rate was slightly better than the citywide average at 62.6 percent, some areas of the borough hovered as low as 47 percent. In order to ensure that The Bronx, New York City, and New York State receive their fair share of resources and representation, a complete and accurate will need to be achieved this year.

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