By The SATimes News Service
New York: The 2020 Census will soon be ending, but Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) events are being planned across the New York City this coming week – a Final Push – to help residents complete their questionnaires.
The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with local partners has scheduled these MQA events to help reach those considered hard-to-count in New York City. Census Response Representatives (CRRs) will be on hand with iPads to help residents safely and securely fulfill their civic duty by responding to the Census. All census employees and partners will be wearing masks and adhering to local and state health and safety guidelines.
“We have built a great deal of trust among residents over the past few months by working with partners to create these MQAs, so we have developed this Final Push to strategically reach the hard-to-count population,” said Jeff T. Behler, director of the New York Regional Census Center. “It’s really important that we spread the message so that people have an opportunity to be counted in their communities.”
Residents are being urged to complete the 2020 Census today to help make sure their community does not miss out on funding and representation for the next 10 years. They can learn more and complete their census form at 2020CENSUS.GOV or by calling 844-330-2020.
Census FINAL PUSH – Public MQA Events
|11 am – 3 pm
|New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park
|12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
|Association for a Better New York (ABNY)
Census 2020 Flash Mob
|Times Square 46th Street & 7th Avenue
Both New York City Events will have hundreds of people attending. Everyone is expected to maintain social distance and wear PPE in accordance with city and state guidelines. The flash mob in Times Square will have music and LIVE dancers!!! Come Complete Your Census and Have some Fun!
About the Census: The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone who lives in the United States on April 1, 2020 (Census Day). Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years.