As Deadline Quickly Approaches, Attorney General James, Senator Gillibrand, Rep. Nadler, Community Advocates, and NYC Census 2020 Urge New Yorkers to Complete Census

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 15:35

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James stood with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Hispanic Federation President and CEO Frankie Miranda, Asian American Federation Executive Director Jo-Ann Yoo, New York City Census 2020 Director Julie Menin, and New York Immigration Coalition Census 2020 Senior Fellow Meeta Anand to call on New Yorkers to defend their representation in Congress and the allocation of federal funding and to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census ahead of the upcoming deadline on September 30. A complete and accurate census is critical for education, hospital, and transportation funding across New York state. According to alarming data recently released by Census 2020 Hard to Count, a mapping system that is run by CUNY’s Center for Urban Research, New York is on pace to be severely undercounted; the data found that the self-response rate to the 2010 census in some neighborhoods was as low as 35 percent.

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