Common Cause/NY and Partners To Release Report on Dangers of Undercounting Census in NYS

Only 14% of NYS counties currently participating in program to provide accurate count, Hard to Count tracts most at risk: immigrants, renters, low income households, rural

NEW YORK, NY (10/01/2017) (readMedia)-- In advance of Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing on partisan gerrymandering (Gill vs. Whitford), Common Cause/NY together with members of the New York Civic Engagement Table will release a report on the 2020 Census and the dangers of undercounting communities in New York State. Hard to Count (HTC) communities include: rural households, immigrants, renters, low-income households, communities of color, and those with children under 5 years old.

The press conference call and webinar will walk through maps on HTC communities, Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) participation, redistricting, broadband usage and more.


Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY

Steven Romalewski, Director of CUNY Mapping Service

Jeff Wice, Redistricting Expert

Melody Lopez, Director of NY Civic Engagement Table


 Press conference call and webinar discussing white paper on 2020 census and dangers of undercounting communities in New York State.

WHEN: Monday October 02, 2017 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: New York

Join by computer:, click on “Open url: Zoom Launcher” to join the webinar.

Join by phone: Dial 669-900-6833