This Is Your Last Chance
To Fill Out The 2020 Census!
There’s a lot you can do to help your
community right now, like donating to mutualaid
funds and patronizing local businesses.
Another way you can help? By filling out the
2020 Census if you haven’t yet.
With the September 30 deadline looming
for the US Census, members of the Census
Bureau have taken to knocking on doors
in neighborhoods across the city to ensure
everyone has been counted. The current
response rate in Lower Manhattan is hovering
somewhere around 55%, which is a slight
improvement since August (52%), but it’s
not as good as Manhattan overall (60%). So
let’s show up the other neighborhoods on the
island while we still have the chance!
As a reminder, the census is more than just a
little demographic survey. It’s an essential tool
local and federal governments use to figure out
what and how many services their constituents
need. When you fill out the census – a survey
the federal government only sends out once
every 10 years – you’re helping determine how
much funding an area gets for health-care
resources, in addition to playgrounds, schools,
airports, bridges, roads, tunnels and ferries.
Not only that, utility companies use the
census to calculate rate subsidies for poor,
elderly or disabled customers. Decisions
about the allocation of firefighting and policing
rescues are also dependent on census
So, go to my2020census.gov and fill out the
questionnaire. It only takes 10 minutes, and
it’s one of the best things you can do for your
community right now.
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