December 16, 2020
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments regarding the Trump Administration’s memorandum to exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment data used for congressional seats and Electoral College votes, the memorandum represents another step in a series of actions designed to impede the Census Bureau’s constitutional mandate.
As we have stated in our response to the memorandum, this action is in direct defiance of Article 1, Section 2 and the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and would inhibit the counting of all New York residents including more than 265,000 NYC children who live in a home with at least one undocumented immigrant adult.
While the enumeration phase of the Census is over, we are reminded by this case that our efforts to protect the rights of children, families, and all people must continue.
Since we began working on Census 2020 education and mobilization efforts nearly two and a half years ago, CCC has worked collaboratively to ensure New Yorkers are equipped with the information needed to count young children, families, and community members in a fair and accurate Census. Our work through the Every Child Counts NYC campaign has inspired and energized the CCC team, enabling us to partner with community leaders, local and national advocates and everyday New Yorkers like you who have stepped up and affirmed the right of every person to be counted.
As the 2020 Census launched in March 2020, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic created extraordinary obstacles to get out the count. Challenges in outreach efforts continued as the Federal Administration took repeated action to cut short the Census data collection and self-response timeline.
Despite these challenges, we continued to call attention to the undercount of young children in the Census and the importance of the Census in supporting child and family well-being. With our community partners, we trained trusted messengers and equipped them with tools and information to get out the count.
The final self-response rate, as of October 17, 2020, was 64.2 percent for New York State and 61.8 percent for New York City. Using the interactive map below, you can check out final self-response rates for your community and neighborhood.
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Visit data.cccnewyork.org to View Census Self-Response Rates at the City, Borough, and Community District Level.Click Here >
With the enumeration phase of the 2020 Census over, the Census now moves into several key stages that impact federal funding and representation for communities for the next ten years.
Efforts will continue to urge Congress provides the Census Bureau with an extension to process Census data before sending data to the White House.
As of now, the key dates include:
In addition, ongoing litigation in the courts that will impact the Census:
We would like to give special thanks to every person who completed your census, attended an event, shared information with a family, talked to relatives and neighbors, signed a letter to Congress, posted on social media, texted friends, joined a phone bank event and much more – our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for making a difference.
Special thanks goes to our partnering organization whose collaboration was integral to the work of CCC’s Every Child Counts NYC campaign, including fellow Steering Committee Members of the New York Counts 2020 Coalition; Queens Public Library; Brooklyn Public Library; New York Public Library; the Borough Presidents Office Complete Count Committees of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens; the U.S. Census Bureau; NYC Census 2020; Generation Citizen; LatinoJustice PRLDEF; MinKwon Center for Community Action; Simply Put; the YMCA of Greater New York; the Partnership for America’s Children and the Count All Kids National Campaign; Sheltering Arms; Public Health Solutions; NYCHA Family Partnership; the Hunts Point Alliance for Children; the Elmhurst Community Partnership; the New York Hall of Science; The Staten Island Alliance for North Shore Children & Families; Grace School Church; the Partnership for Early Childhood Development at United Hospital Fund; the Human Services Council; CUNY school of Journalism; the Manny Cantor Center; the Leeman Foundation; the East Harlem Community Partnership Program; the Jamaica Community Partnership Program; the NAACP; the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy; and innumerable other partners community organizations, parents, leaders, and advocates who fought for children and families across New York City and State.
As we enter this next chapter, CCC will keep you updated on critical developments that emerge. In the meantime, there are several ways for Census advocates like you to continue the fight for children and families across New York:
To stay in touch with ongoing Census news and efforts at CCC, you can email Carlos Rosales, Community Outreach & Engagement Associate, at email@example.com.