Here are some of the latest headlines and news stories from around the State...
Tioga County has developed a 2020 Census advertising campaign titled, "We Count in Tioga County." The campaign which is aimed at residents is meant to educate the County about the importance of being counted.

From Syracuse, NY - On August 2nd, Jubilee Homes, a census partner agency, hosted a job fair to increase applications applying for Census jobs in Central New York. The event was well attended and the County Executive, Ryan McMahon, shared his enthusiasm for a complete count in 2020.

From Troy, NY - Congressman Paul Tonko embarked on a week-long tour in early September titled "Sound the Alarm on 2020 Census Undercount for Capital Region Tour." As part of the tour, the Congressman attended an event hosted by the Sanctuary for Independent Media where community leaders discussed the challenges facing communities in obtaining a complete count. The group has decided to continue to meet to understand the issue fully and to develop solutions to increase the number of residents completing the Census questionnaire.

Delaware County leaders are looking to overcome barriers like homelessness, seasonal roads, lack of internet, as well as homeowners who live elsewhere as they prepare to undergo Complete Count efforts. A new communications strategy is being prepared to talk about Census with seasonal residents.

The Episcopal Church in Sodus, NY hosted the Mexican "Consultant on Wheels" where citizens could obtain or renew important documents in Wayne County, saving them a trip to New York City. Census Partnership Specialists and recruiters were at the event to discuss how individuals living in this rural community can apply for census jobs, explain how to complete the questionnaire, and to answer specific questions about Census. This rural community is home to hundreds of migrant workers who harvest crops on Lake Ontario and ensuring they are counted in 2020 is a goal of event organizers.

Glen Cove's Sub-Committee on Long Island has been leading conversations about complete count efforts as well as census hiring. Local conversations have led to a pop-up job fair as well as a communications strategy that includes creating hashtags for social media, sending personalized messages to community members, as as well as organizing events and sharing resources.

Summer in New York City included numerous census related activities including:
  • Distribution of census materials in the back to school back program at Brentwood Recreation Center
  • The Dominican Day Parade hosted US Census Bureau employees to increase awareness
  • During Harlem Week Census messages were featured during all events with support from Census partners like the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NAACP, Manhattan Community Board, and the Census Bureau itself
  • The NYC Department of Probation featured Census 2020 as part of their Community Resource Fair at Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn
  • Over 500 residents attended the Queensbridge Family Fund Day in Long Island City where Online Application and Census 2020 Recruitment were just part of the offering for families. The event also included a Family Fun Day and the Night Out Against Crime event.

News from the Bureau

The US Census Bureau Announces Guidance On Door to Door Canvassing, click here for details.

T  his Comprehensive Guide of Census 2020 was provided by Paul Reyes, Partnership Specialist for New York State. This PowerPoint provides a great overview of all things Census 2020.

A new video has been produced by the Bureau about why Census is important and key facts about the 2020 process. Please share it with your networks!
National News and Resources
Understanding Who Was Missed in the 2010 Census - Prepared by William P. O'Hare, O'Hare Data and Demographics Services, LLC

For those interested in New York's numbers, Table 4.1 on page 13 includes a list of
states with their omission rates and estimates.  Ne w York is 16 th with an omission rate of 6.1 percent (meaning that an estimated 1,137,000 people were not counted in 2010 who should have been counted). Table 4.2 on page 14 ranks the top 50 largest counties ranked by omission; New York has 7 counties in the top 50.


Find out Why Your Foundation Should Become a 2020 Census Official Partner by clicking here .
For grantees looking to engage in census-related activities, refer them to   NY Counts 2020.   NY Counts 2020 is a coalition of nearly 100 diverse nonprofits/groups from across New York State developing a state-strategy focused on advocacy efforts, and providing information, resources and technical assistance as it relates to 'get out the count' measures to community-based organizations. 

This email was generated by Engage New York in support of the NYS Census Equity Fund; a pooled fund focused on supporting and mobilizing get out the count efforts to ensure every New Yorker is counted in Census 2020.