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WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER RELEASES SERIES OF PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT 2020 CENSUS

Each video to focus on a different hard-to-reach community for Census 2020

 Census 2020 is coming, and Westchester County Executive George Latimer kicked off the County’s 2020 Census Campaign to ensure that every Westchester County resident is counted. Latimer was joined by local municipalities who have their own Census Complete Count Committees, Census advocates, community-based organizations, college students and more at Pace University, to stress the importance of a full and complete count for the 2020 Census. 

Included in the County’s efforts to promote the Census is a robust public awareness campaign in both English and in Spanish, which includes a series of public service announcements (PSA’s), each one focused on a different target audience for the Census. The third PSA focuses on people with Disabilities. 

Watch the third video, “The Census and our Disabled Community.”

The PSA features Janet Lokay, Assistant to the County Executive. As an advocate for people with disabilities, Lokay stressed the importance of funding for critical programs and services, such as ParaTransit. Westchester County has a disabled population of over 88,000 people, and those disabilities can range from hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care or independent living disabilities. Regardless of your disability, you must be counted in the 2020 Census.

For more information about the Census, visit the Westchester County Census Website.

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