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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Yes We Count!: Right To The City NYC Launch

Diverse Community Groups to Launch New Census Awareness Campaign  

New awareness campaign will target hard to count communities in all five boroughs and surrounding suburbs  

WHAT: On Wednesday, six community groups of the Right to the City Alliance will launch a new campaign to increase awareness among communities that are usually undercounted. The Yes We Count campaign is a national collaboration of groups based in urban communities of color who work to increase civic participation and community organizing on issues of urban justice, human rights, and democracy. In New York City, groups have come together that represent the diversity of the City and are strategically situated to mobilize participation in the 2010 Census. Tactics to increase participation include town-hall meetings, phone banks, pledge card distribution and new media campaigns. The Yes We Count campaign is the only one in the City that will conduct a canvassing campaign that will target hard to count census tracks in all five boroughs and surrounding suburbs.  

WHEN: Wednesday, February 3rd at 12pm (Noon)  

WHERE: Chinatown YMCA Houston Street Center 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002  

Right to the City – Yes We Count Campaign 
New York Secretary of State – Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez  
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities 
Community Voices Heard 
Domestic Workers United 
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) 
Make the Road New York 
New York City Aids Housing Network  


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