(image from nyc.gov video)
By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press
Lin-Manuel Miranda is joining U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a public service announcement aimed at getting New Yorkers of all backgrounds, including immigrants, to participate in the once-a-decade head count. The PSA unveiled Thursday was filmed in English and Spanish but will be shown with subtitles in 11 other languages. It is debuting first on social media and will start airing on New York television stations in March as part of New York City’s $40 million outreach effort to get everyone to answer the 2020 census form when it becomes available in two weeks. The group NYC Census 2020 says the ad stresses the confidentiality of responses and the fact that immigration status doesn’t matter.
The Census comes once every 10 years. From schoolto representation, it shapes many aspects of our lives.
*Everyone* counts in the Census, no matter who you are or where youre from. You will NOT be asked about immigration status.
The more you know! pic.twitter.com/HVihizEh7L
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 27, 2020
And YES, the whole time we were filming this I was thinking about this pic.twitter.com/3OWRR3OZOM
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 27, 2020