Wednesday, March 4 at 6:15pm

(March 4, 2020 at 10:48am)

QUEENS, NY – Acting Borough President Sharon Lee and the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), along with members of the Queens Complete Count Committee, will cut the ribbon on the new 2020 Census Resource Assistance Center at Queens Borough Hall at 6:15 PM today, Wednesday, March 4.

The Center will open to the public on Thursday, March 5. Through July 31, the ABNY-supported 2020 Census Resource Assistance Center at Queens Borough Hall (2nd Floor) — established as part of the organization’s exhaustive citywide Census outreach efforts — will maintain regular hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 6 PM. On hand to assist visitors to the Center will be Queens Borough President’s Office staff and trained volunteers from the Borough President’s Queens Complete Count Committee, a group of over 100 trusted community leaders and groups charged with developing outreach strategies and maximizing participation in the 2020 Census.

Electronic devices will be available at the Center for residents to fill out the nine-question Census form online upon its launch on March 12, while U.S. Census Bureau resources in more than a dozen languages will be available for visitors to take home and distribute to family, friends and neighbors. No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome.

The Census determines the borough’s representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as how much federal funding Queens receives for schools, roads and bridges, health services and more.

WHAT:          Ribbon Cutting for 2020 Census Resource Assistance Center at Queens Borough Hall

WHERE:        Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens

WHEN:          Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:15 PM

WHO:             SHARON LEE, Acting Queens Borough President

                        MELVA MILLER, Executive Vice President, Association for a Better New York

                         Members of the QUEENS COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE

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