Census takers are knocking on doors to make sure everyone is counted. If you didn’t return the census questionnaire mailed to your home, you can expect a visit. Welcome your census takers – they’re bringing $30,000 for each person in your home. That’s how much funding for schools, health care, transportation and other services is allocated for each person counted in Census 2010.
With Census Day (April 1) less than one week away, State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. and a crowd of Bronx clergy, community and business leaders and residents – including families, children and senior citizens – take Census 2010 to the streets, holding a press conference and chanting “Count Me In!” as they mail their Census questionnaires at the Post Office, then fan out into the neighborhood to distribute flyers and explain to borough residents the importance of participating in this year’s Census count.
"PUBLIC HOUSING COUNTS IN THE 2010 CENSUS"Rally for Brooklyn East NYCHA DevelopmentsDJ, Refreshments, Entertainment, Giveaways!Co-Sponsors include:Brooklyn East Council of Presidents, NYCHANYC 2010 CensusNY State Senate 2010 CensusUS Census Bureau
We recently formed the South Brooklyn 2010 Census Committee (SBCC), a coalition of Elected Officials, religious leaders, community leaders, non-profits, and businesses committed to increasing participation in the 2010 Census, and we would like to formerly invite you to our kickoff event.
Many New York households did not mail back their 2000 census questionnaire. Statewide, the mail-in response rate was below the national average. In some neighborhoods, only 1 in 3 households mailed back a form. With so much state and federal aid for our schools, hospitals and transportation on the line, it’s crucial we do better in the 2010 Census. So how can we make that happen?