“It worked!” AOC takes credit for helping “stronger than expected” NYC Census count

Thursday, Dave Wasserman tweeted “Poring over the data, and it’s clear NYC’s stronger-than-expected count almost single-handedly saved New York from losing two congressional seats; in fact it came close to saving New York all 27 of its seats.”

AOC responded by writing:

THANK YOU to all the organizers and advocates across the city who worked tirelessly on our Census efforts last year.

On top of official efforts, @TeamAOC dedicated an addtl $3M+ to Census organizing in our community.

It worked! The Bronx & Queens were top performers nationally.

She added in a follow-up tweet “Here’s an example of some of that work – pretty much everyone in this video is a local community organizer who put in a TON of work in getting their communities accurately counted. Major shout out to @JulieMenin & the NYC census team who did a stellar job!”