Rep. O’Brien urges counting of New York and other out-of-state transplants as 2020 Census comes to an end
STATE HOUSE – Rep. William W. O’Brien (D-Dist. 54, North Providence) is urging that all new residents who have moved to Rhode Island recently from a different state, such as New York, be counted as Rhode Island residents in the 2020 Census that is ending on September 30.
“With the importance and urgency of a complete census count in Rhode Island determining whether or not our state will lose a congressional seat, as well as crucial Federal dollars, we must ensure that all new residents have been counted as Rhode Islanders. The country is witnessing a mass exodus from many of our large cities due to COVID-19 and other factors, and many of these people are moving to Rhode Island. Since there is only eight days left of the 2020 Census, we must put forth the significant effort to count these new residents so that Rhode Island does not forfeit vital funding from the Federal government or our congressional presence in Washington is lessened,” said Representative O’Brien.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903