Census 2020 is our opportunity to shape the future. EVERY person, regardless of immigration status, who resides in the U.S. should be counted and thus represented. Census participation ensures that our community will receive access to federal funding for public education, housing, infrastructure, healthcare, congressional representation, votes in the electoral college and more!
The stakes are high for the Census 2020. For New Yorkers, ensuring an accurate count is particularly important. In the 2010 census, New York lost two congressional seats and missed out on significant federal funding to support critical social services. Another undercount of our population, particularly of immigrant communities and communities of color, poses a serious threat to to our democracy.
F.Y. Eye is building awareness, urgency and confidence in the 2020 Census to make sure New York gets its fair share of federal funding and congressional representation.
Note about the coronavirus COVID-19: The Census Bureau is carefully monitoring the situation and will follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities. It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. The Census Bureau is encouraging everyone to respond online as soon as you receive your invitation with the provided instructions to go online. The deadline to self-respond has been extended to August 14, 2020.