Only 56% of your income?

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.  
  • Know someone who speaks English as a new language?  Forward them 2020 Census information in their own language to answer their questions and encourage self-response.  
  • Promote 2020 Census and share how the census is safe, easy and important on your social media.  
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Hi students, we still have time to encourage other New Yorkers!

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)

Total PopulationPositive ResponsePercentage
US Adult Literacy28026494%
New York City52.7%
New York State57.1%

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.

from Why We Conduct the Decennial Census
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Census Girl

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!

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