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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Did you complete the 2020 Census?

Do you know that New York City’s self-response rate was approximately 62%, compared to 76%, the approximate national average, in the 2010 Census?

This means that New York City has already been significantly undercounted compared to the rest of the United States and we have had fewer and less hospitals, schools, roads, affordable housing, nutrition programs, and other federally funded basic services. 

If you think we need to change the underrepresentation for our future, please join us at https://my2020census.gov/!

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What Is the Census? [Updated with Spanish!]

College and Career Readiness student Lifen (Stephanie) tells us all about the Census in English and Chinese!:

What is the Census?

      The Census counts every person living in the United States. It only happens every ten years. The census determines : 1. Hundreds of billions in federal funds for public education, health care, affordable housing, infrastructure, and more. 2. The number of seats New York has in Congress.3. How we make important decisions about local policy, emergency services, transportation, healthcare , and more , based on accurate data. That’s why we need all New Yorkers to get counted. If more New Yorkers respond in 2020, we would see more money for our schools, for healthcare, and for the programs and services we rely on every day.

       NEW YORK CITY NEEDS YOU TO GET COUNTED! Please keep in mind that billions of dollars for our hospitals and schools depend on every New Yorker completing the Census. The form will not ask any questions about immigration status, your social security number, or any financial information, and all of your answers are completely confidential. It’s very important to respond to the Census either by phone ( Mandarin: 844-391-2020 Cantonese: 844-398-2020 English: 844-330-2020) or by online website:www.my2020census.gov as soon as possible. That way you won’t have to worry about a Census Bureau employee knocking on your door.




¿Qué es el censo?

El censo cuenta a todas las personas que viven en los Estados Unidos. Solo sucede cada diez años. El censo determina: 1. Cientos de miles de millones en fondos federales para educación pública, atención médica, vivienda asequible, infraestructura y más. 2. El número de escaños que Nueva York tiene en el Congreso. 3. Cómo tomamos decisiones importantes sobre políticas locales, servicios de emergencia, transporte, atención médica y más, en base a datos precisos. Por eso necesitamos que todos los neoyorquinos sean contados. Si más neoyorquinos responden en 2020, recibiríamos más dinero para nuestras escuelas, para la atención médica y para los programas y servicios en los que confiamos todos los días.

¡LA CIUDAD DE NUEVA YORK NECESITA QUE SEA CONTADO! Tenga en cuenta que miles de millones de dólares para nuestros hospitales y escuelas dependen de que cada neoyorquino complete el censo. El formulario no hará preguntas sobre el estado de inmigración, su número de seguro social o cualquier información financiera, y todas sus respuestas son completamente confidenciales. Es muy importante responder al censo por teléfono (Mandarín: 844-391-2020, Cantonés: 844-398-2020, Español: 844-468-2020 e Inglés: 844-330-2020) o en el sitio web: my2020census.gov/ lo antes posible. De esa manera no tendrá que preocuparse de que un empleado de la Oficina del Censo toque su puerta.

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Today Is Census Day!

Why Is the Census Important?

Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. 

Fill it out today!

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