I can’t say it enough: there’s a lot at stake for New York City in the 2020 Census, from federal funding to our representation in Congress, so we have to make sure all Manhattan residents are counted. That’s why I created the “Make Manhattan Count” project, which awarded a total of $52,000 to 12 community-based organizations that came up with creative solutions to reach historically under-counted communities such as people of color, recent immigrants, young children, renters, formerly incarcerated people, and the homeless.
They will mount campaigns promoting census participation via social media, street teams, community forums, and tables at places of worship, community centers and NYCHA facilities, art exhibitions, theatrical performances, concerts, and festivals. Learn more here.
Categories: News from Gale Brewer