Funding a Complete Count in 2020: What Community Groups Need

Community-based Organizations must play a big role in getting a full and accurate count for New York in the 2020 Census. This will be the first year in which the Census Bureau asks residents to fill out Census forms online, raising issues about broadband access as well as comfort level with computers. There may be a controversial question added about the citizenship status of immigrants. And, a number of people are feeling hesitant about giving private information to the federal government. More than ever before, trusted community voices will be needed to help build bridges to maximize participation in the Census.