With just days left before the September 30th deadline for 2020 Census, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens), Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke, and the InterAgency Council (IAC) of Glen Cove are joining forces this weekend with the Census Bureau in a massive outreach drive aimed at increasing participation rates in areas that have had low return rates thus far.
“It is impossible to understate the importance of having everyone counted in the 2020 Census. An undercount could dramatically impact us for years to come. The less people counted, the less money we get and the less influence we have,” said Suozzi. “Working with the Census Bureau, Mayor Tim Tenke, and the folks from IAC, we are putting forth an all-out effort this weekend to assure everyone that the census is safe, secure, confidential, and important…now, more than ever.”
“In an effort to boost Glen Cove’s participation in the Census, which has been low in the past, Rep. Suozzi and I are doing a food pantry with LI Cares and Island Harvest and encouraging people who have not yet participated in the Census to do so. It is essential that we have an accurate count in Glen Cove to allow us to have our fair share of federal funding,” said Mayor Tim Tenke.
Saturday’s Glen Cove Census Drive will run from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm at four different locations throughout the City. There will Spanish-speaking census enumerators at each location to help people safely, securely, and confidentially complete their participation in the 2020 Census.
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
- The Orchard, Parking lot on Capobianco Street and Willow Street
- Kennedy Heights, Basketball courts on the corner of Burns Avenue and Kennedy Heights
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
- Landing School, 60 McLoughlin Street
- Brewster Street Apartments, 21-31 Brewster Street
Last weekend, Suozzi participated in similar census participation drives organized by the Glen Cove Youth Bureau and St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove.