GET OUT the COUNT!
In November of this year, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State will spend as much as $60 million to make sure that every New Yorker is counted in the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. The State will leverage resources across dozens of agencies that regularly interact with millions of New Yorkers. Together, they will launch a wide-reaching campaign that will inform the public about the Census, and will support efforts to encourage residents to complete the questionnaire. Additionally, $20 million from the FY 2020 Budget is being made available to support targeted efforts in hard to reach communities.
RMM is happy to announce that based on our 40-year history of providing outreach to rural and migrant communities, we have been chosen as one of the agencies tasked with reaching the hard to count members of rural communities in New York State.
"Counting every New Yorker in the 2020 Census is critical to ensuring we are accurately represented in Congress and receive the federal funding we deserve," Governor Cuomo said. "While the federal government has thrown up road block after road block - spreading fear among immigrant communities in the process - in New York we will break through and make sure that even our most difficult to reach communities are counted."