City announces $19 million investment to support community-based census education and organizing
The city announced an unprecedented new grants program that will engage in mass education and mobilization efforts across the five boroughs to ensure a complete and accurate count during the 2020 Census. ...A proper count is imperative in that the census will determine how much representation the city has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Census data affects the very core of our democracy and critical representation in government,” Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said. “People in every corner of this nation rely on accurate census data for our rights and wellbeing, and our communities must have the tools and resources necessary for an accurate count.”