Census 2020 is the most important count of our lives.

This year, the nation’s decennial enumeration of people living in America has been weaponized for political gain by a federal government that’s become increasingly hostile towards progressive cities and diverse communities.

The Census deadline remains in limbo while advocates battle the Trump administration in court, which gives undercounted neighborhoods — particularly communities of color — a small window to boost their completion rates. Across Brooklyn, far too many have yet to be counted, particularly in Black and Brown neighborhoods, which are averaging below 50%.

The Census for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College (CLSJ) is working on the ground to galvanize Black and Latinx New Yorkers to fill out the Census. This video series taps voices from those communities to highlight the urgent needs that accurate Census numbers help fill and bolster turnout amongst fellow NYC residents of all backgrounds.

To complete the census follow this link. Click the links to see part one, two, three and four in the series.


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  1. Come on y’all, just take the damn Census! So much is at stake and it only takes 3 minutes to complete right on your phone! Couldn’t be easier. We give Facebook and IG more fuckin information everyday than what the Census is asking for!

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