As part of a collective effort to get a complete count in the upcoming 2020 Census, Council Member Adrienne Adams kicked off Census Push week with a community rally. Council Member Adams was joined by Queens Borough Pres. Sharon Lee, Assembly Member David Weprin, Council Member Karen Koslowitz, community leaders and Census partners to start a week of action in an effort to educate and motivate the hardest to count communities in Queens.

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities each year. The importance of education and outreach cannot be understated and the rally began a week-long push to inspire every individual and family, regardless of economic or immigration status, so that these neighborhoods will not be short-changed. The event highlighted a shared commitment to ensuring that hard-to-reach populations will be included in the decennial census.

Local community groups in attendance included: Sadhana, the Sikh Cultural Society, Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Gurdwara, Chhaya CDC, United Madrassi Association, ABNY, LifeCamp and Caribbean Equality Project.