Central Brooklyn Officials Organize ‘Day of Action’ to Raise 2020 Census Awareness in Hard-to-Count Neighborhoods

Predominantly black communities often have among the lowest response rates to the U.S. Census, the once-a-decade count of the country’s population mandated by the Constitution. In New York City, those and other hard-to-count groups contributed to an especially low response rate in 2010, which can hurt New York’s ability to bring in federal funding, among other important negative consequences, like loss of congressional representation.

Senator Myrie, Assemblymember Richardson, and volunteers (photo: Vashon Hill Jr.) Predominantly black communities often have among the lowest response rates to the U.S. Census, the once-a-decade count of the country’s population mandated by the Constitution. In New York City, those and other hard-to-count groups contributed to an especially low […]

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