AAFE joined with U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and community leaders May 31 at City Hall to raise concerns about a fair and complete count in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Congresswoman Maloney highlighted recent news reports that a partisan political operative was allegedly behind efforts by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census. She called for increased federal funding for outreach to make sure every person is counted.
AAFE Co-Executive Director Thomas Yu attended the press event. “Any and all schemes to suppress Census participation in New York City’s immigrant communities must be defeated at every turn,” said Yu. “AAFE is fully committed to working with our partners in government and in the nonprofit community to ensure a complete count in 2020. We thank Rep. Maloney for her leadership on this important issue and for advocating for robust Census outreach funding.”
Maloney is co-chair of the House Census Caucus. AAFE is a member of New York Counts 2020, a coalition working for an accurate count in the communities we serve throughout New York City.