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Register Now: New York Counts 2020: Rebuilding New York

New York Counts 2020 is hosting a 2020 Census conference next week titled “New York Counts 2020: Rebuilding New York.” Each day will feature a panel with representatives all across New York State. Panelists come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and will discuss how the Census is important to their work and for rebuilding New York. All panelists will be announced later this week. Stay tuned for updates to come!

New York Counts 2020: Rebuilding New York Panels

1) NY Counts 2020 Conference Day 1: Tuesday, July 14th: Census 2020: Let’s Rebuild Equitably
Join us for a conversation about where we stand in the 2020 Census timeline and how this connects to the  process of rebuilding New York.

Starts at 11:00AM EST. Click here to register!

Confirmed speakers:

  • Introductory Speaker: New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie
  • Amit Bagga, Deputy Director, NYC Census 2020
  • Lurie Daniel-Favors, Esq. Interim Executive Director and General Counsel Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
  • Lucia Gómez, Political Director of the NYC Central Labor Council – AFL-CIO
  • Steven Romalewski, Director, CUNY Mapping Service
  • Moderator: Meeta Anand, Census 2020 Senior Fellow, New York Immigration Coalition

2) NY Counts 2020 Conference Day 2: Wednesday, July 15th: Continuing to Rebuild
Join us for day two of the Rebuilding New York Conference to hear from leaders from a diverse range of sectors discuss how the Census plays an important role in their work and an important role in rebuilding New York.

Starts at 2:00PM EST. Click here to register!

Confirmed speakers:

  • Introductory Speaker: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
  • Jennifer Jones Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA)
  • Tom Grech, President & Chief Executive Officer, Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers
  • Carlo A. Scissura, Esq. President and CEO New York Building Congress
  • Samantha Tweedy, Chief Partnership and Impact Officer, Robin Hood
  • Moderator: Melva M. Miller, Executive Vice President, Association for a Better New York (ABNY)

3) NY Counts 2020 Conference Day 3: Thursday, July 16th: Redistricting and New York State’s Future
Join us for day three of the Rebuilding New York Conference to learn all about the redistricting process in New York. We know the importance of the Census, but what happens once we’ve all been counted?

Starts at 11:00AM EST. Click here to register!

Confirmed speakers:

  • Introductory Speaker: Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, Assembly District 68
  • Lurie Daniel-Favors, Esq. Interim Executive Director and General Counsel Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
  • Jorge Vasquez, Associate Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
  • Jerry Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program, AALDEF
  • Jennifer Wilson, Deputy Director, League of Women Voters of New York
  • Moderator: Jeff Wice, Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at New York Law School

4) NY Counts 2020 Conference Day 4: Friday, July 17th: What Next? Census Outreach Strategies
Join us for the final day of the Rebuilding New York Conference to learn about the most up-to-date outreach strategies we can employ at this time in the final weeks before NRFU begins. Introductory remarks will be given by Jeff Behler, New York Regional Director, from the U.S. Census Bureau who will give updates on 2020 Census Bureau operations. Participants will then move into a series of breakout sessions on phone and text-banking, social media deep dives, earned media, using maps to target outreach, and in-person outreach. Come ready to share ideas and brainstorm! Last, we will hear from Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund who will give closing remarks and why our work moving into the last few months of self-response is so crucial to our nation’s democracy.

Starts at 11:00AM EST. Click here to register!

Confirmed speakers:

  • Introductory Speaker: Jeff Behler, New York Regional Director, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Breakout Sessions:
  • Text and Phone Banking Breakout:
    • Fryda Guedes, Data Manager, New York Civic Engagement Table
    • Wennie Chin, Senior Manager of Civic Engagement, New York Immigration Coalition
  • Social Media Breakout:
    • Aliya Bhatia, Census Program Manager, A Better New York (ABNY)
    • Tim Lim, President, Lim Consulting Services
  • Earned Media Breakout:
    • Lizette Escobedo, Director of National Census Program, NALEO Educational Fund
    • Julio Rivera, Northeast Census Campaign Manager, NALEO Educational Fund
    • Amy Torres Director of Policy & Advocacy, Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.
  • Limited In-Person Outreach:
    • Chuck Park, Civic Participation Manager, MinKwon Center for Community Action
    • Tory Russo, Census Coordinator, City of Syracuse
  • Mapping Tools:
    • Howard Shih, Research and Policy Director, Asian American Federation
    • Vanessa Smith, Senior Project Manager, Hester Street
  • Closing Speaker: Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference Education Fund,
    • Introduced by Steven K. Choi, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition