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.