12/15 Public Forum Featuring Joe Salvo, Director at the NYC Department of City Planning, and Other National Experts
New York, NY-- As Census workers begin their outreach, efforts to reach the nation's nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants have already raised concerns over whether there will be an accurate tally of immigrant residents, both documented and undocumented. Immigrant communities clearly have much at stake in ensuring that their members are fully counted, but the interests of native-born residents are also served by the inclusion of non-citizens. Census data affect policy decisions, government funding levels, and the political apportionment of congressional districts.
On Tuesday, December 15th, Demos will host a public forum, “Counting Us Out? Why Everyone Should Care About the Census Undercount.” Co-sponsored by more than 15 organizations, the event will feature national experts in a discussion about the 2010 decennial census count and its implications for residents (citizens and non-citizens alike) and communities all around the nation.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Hunter College Faculty Dining Room, West Building - 8th Floor, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Co-sponsors include: Advancement Project, Baruch College School of Public Affairs, Center for the Study of Brooklyn at Brooklyn College, The Century Foundation, Citizens Union, Common Cause New York, Drum Major Institute, Hunter College Department of Urban Planning & Affairs, Hunter College Graduate Student Association, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, League of Women Voters of the City of New York, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Immigration Coalition, LatinoJustice PRDLEF, Progressive States Network, and Women's City Club of New York.