Would you be OK with only 56% of your income? Would you be OK with having electricity only 56% of the time? What about garbage pick-ups? Healthcare?
As of today, 56.4% of households in NYC have completed the census and we need everyone’s help to raise our response rate. It’s not too late to respond. If everyone who already completed the census also got a friend, neighbor, or family member to complete it, we would already be at 100%!
THE WAYS YOU CAN PROMOTE A COMPLETE COUNT:
Do you know someone who left NYC due to Covid-19? Contact them and make sure they counted themselves at their New York City address, where they live most of the time.
Encourage 100% participation from your coworkers or extended family.
It’s so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so important to fill out the Census, and here are University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students Lifen Wu (aka Stephanie) and Si En Wen (aka Wilson) to tell you why.
From surveying you, our own students (and receiving the confirmation of completion of the Census Questionnaire), we found the following results. The results are really great compared to the NYS and NYC response rates. (As of 6/25/20 from Response Rates)
US Adult Literacy
New York City
New York State
We would like to applaud your active participation. However, it’s a still long way to go for NYC’s active participation. Please tell three people (family and friends) to get counted by completing the Census Questionnaire because we can self-respond until 7/31. After that, Census takers will start visiting people’s places of residence.
How the Census Benefits Your Community
Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.
Cada persona que vive en NY debe ser contada en el censo, así recibiremos los recursos necesarios para nuestras comunidades. Este 7 de mayo completa el censo por telefono 844-468-2020 o enlinea http://my2020census.gov, o tómate una selfie y compártela en tus redes sociales usando #QueCuenteMiGente.
The library is full. People from all over the world are united by their love of learning. Suddenly, there’s a WHOOSH… It’s CensusGirl! She’s here just in time to tell the truth about the census and why it is so important to all immigrant New Yorkers. Hold on to your seat and watch the show!