Mayor de Blasio urges New Yorkers to participate in Census

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about the U.S. Census, and urged every resident to participate, saying this will help determine congressional representation.

News 12 Staff

Aug 6, 2020, 1:52 PM

Updated 1,387 days ago

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EVICTION MORATORIUM
Mayor Bill de Blasio started his briefing speaking about the eviction moratorium, saying that the end of the eviction moratorium is a big issue for New York City residents.
The mayor says the solution to address rent issues should come from Albany and Washington, D.C.
Anyone that is not able to pay rent, and needs legal help is urged to call 311, said the mayor.
U.S. CENSUS
He also spoke about the U.S. Census and urged every resident to participate, saying this will help determine congressional representation.
The U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month sooner than previously announced, the bureau's director confirmed Monday.
The census is 10 questions, and the questions can be answered online at https://my2020census.gov/.
TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS
When speaking about the storm, the mayor says there are still about 70,000 Con Edison without power. He said he's hoping that half of those will have power restored by tomorrow.
COVID-19
He also said that citywide only 1% of people tested came back positive for COVID-19.


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