The decennial census is responsible for the appropriation of $800 billion in federal funding and fair political representation in Congress, state and local legislative bodies. And we know that historically there have been systemic undercounts of marginalized populations, disproportionately impacting communities of color. Census 2020 has cause for even greater concern to immigrants and undocumented people, with the inclusion of the citizenship question being ruled on by the Supreme Court recently, but nonetheless leaving open to the current administration to make another case for it in court.
Come learn about the #WhyWeCount Campaign and the national effort of Complete Count Commissions in New York State and nationwide working on a complete and accurate count. This event is led by Justice Committee Member Jorge Fontanez, who is joined by Jonathan Soto (Associate VP of Strategic Initiatives, Union Theological Seminary).