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April 12, 2021

DELIVERING JUSTICE FOR DELIVERISTAS:

Council Candidate Amit S. Bagga Releases “Delivery Justice Now!” Proposal To Rein In Big Tech Exploitation Of Thousands Of Essential Workers And To Protect Consumers And Restaurants

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February 8, 2021

Amit S. Bagga Receives First Major Union Endorsements In Council District 26: Local 802-AFM And Professional Staff Congress Of CUNY

The first two labor endorsements in the district go to Bagga, a veteran of local and federal government with an extensive track record on labor issues, who als most recently led the City’s groundbreaking $40 million Census campaign

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February 3, 2021

Western Queens Council Candidate Amit Bagga Earns Endorsement from Sen. Ramos in Crowded Race

“As we fight for a just and more inclusive recovery for all, I’m proud to support Amit’s people-powered mission,” Ramos said in a statement. “Amit will help build a Queens where all residents have access to the resources and economic opportunity they need to thrive.”
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February 2, 2021

Ramos backs Bagga in crowded Western Queens council race

“Amit is a battle-tested progressive leader who will leverage power in the City Council to center the needs of working families in our city — fighting to expand healthcare access, stabilize housing, create green jobs, and provide safe and enriching public schools," Ramos said.
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February 1, 2021

How to Vaccinate Everybody: The Same Way the Census Counts Us

“For many immigrant communities, one of the biggest barriers is the ability to comprehend not just what’s being said but also why it’s being said. Some have fled places where government is repressive or nonexistent. More recently, mis- and disinformation are real problems. The only way to get past that is to have trusted, valued partners brokering that information.”
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February 1, 2021

City Council candidate: Spreading vaccine awareness requires census-level effort

“For many immigrant communities, one of the biggest barriers is the ability to comprehend not just what’s being said but also why it’s being said. Some have fled places where government is repressive or nonexistent. More recently, mis- and disinformation are real problems. The only way to get past that is to have trusted, valued partners brokering that information.”
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January 2, 2021

New York City Overcomes Obstacles to Outperform 2020 Census Projections

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January 2, 2021

As Federal Covid Aid Dried Up, Hunger Soared in New York City, Report Shows

"While it's been devastating to see just the desperation and the food insecurity as a result of the pandemic, we've been able to ensure that we are helping New Yorkers in need complete the Census in that way," said Amit Bagga, then-deputy director of the city's Census office, at a September press conference.
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December 3, 2020

Three South Asian council candidates unite behind Indian farmers fighting deregulation

Bagga, among the candidates looking to replace Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer in a district that includes Long Island City, said local leaders have a “solemn responsibility to speak out against tear-gassing in New Delhi as we would in New York City, and to commit ourselves to building a democracy and an economy that offers opportunity, dignity, and power to all.”
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November 24, 2020

NYC Census leader champions equitable recovery in bid for Western Queens Council seat

“I have a long history of delivering real results for workers, immigrants and families,” Bagga said. “None of my other opponents can say they have the experience to do that. I know how to push and pull the levers of government.”
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November 14, 2020

Deputy Director of NYC Census Effort Launches City Council Campaign in Queens

“I'm running for City Council because I essentially believe that New York City once again needs to be a place of opportunity so that all New Yorkers can live with dignity, while building power together.”
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October 16, 2020

As Census deadline passes, NYC’s $40 million outreach effort comes to a close

“If these places were 20 to 30 percentage points down, it would have brought down the entire citywide rate,” said NYC Census Deputy Director Amit Singh Bagga.
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October 15, 2020

Scramble to get people counted as 2020 census winds down

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October 15, 2020

Último día del Censo 2020

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October 15, 2020

Officials Urge 2020 Census Participation with Just Hours Left in the Count

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October 14, 2020

Queens residents have two days left to fill out the 2020 Census

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October 13, 2020

The Counting Game: Getting a larger share of the American pie

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September 25, 2020

Federal judge extends Census deadline in latest twist for Queens outreach effort

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September 25, 2020

“Counting All Queens” Race Aims at Boosting LGBTQ Census Responses

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September 25, 2020

City targets healthcare heroes in the Bronx to fill out their census

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September 23, 2020

NYC to “Crown” a “Census Queen”

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September 22, 2020

Staging a ‘mela’ for Indian immigrants to raise 2020 Census count

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September 14, 2020

OFFICIALS MAKE 11TH HOUR PLEA FOR COMPLETE COUNT AS CENSUS NEARS FINISH LINE

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