We need you to make Brooklyn Count 100%!
Did you know that Brooklyn is one of the areas most undercounted by the U.S. Census? The census is a count of every person in the United States, and takes place every 10 years. The Census determines federal funding for education, healthcare, public housing and our parks, as well as our number of representatives in Congress. It’s essential that every New Yorker is counted, and our voices are heard.
At the Fair, you can...
- Apply for a job: the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting for thousands of jobs. Temporary census positions offer the perfect opportunity to earn extra money while helping your community.
- Volunteer with a Neighborhood Organizing Census Committee: Learn which communities are most in need of your support and how to get involved.
- Get informed: Gain the tools needed to spread the word to your neighbors, family and friends.
- Win great prizes: As a thank you for attending this important event, we’ll be raffling off a family 4-pack for a day of ice skating fun at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. Additionally, the first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary hot chocolate from Bluestone Cafe.
Why is the 2020 Census Critical for Brooklyn?
- Every 10 years, every person living in the United States is counted to make sure we’re getting our fair share of federal funding for schools, roads, parks and other essential community resources.
- The count of each New Yorker represents $3,000 in federal funding: $650 billion per year distributed among 200 vital programs. There is almost no issue or program that is unaffected by the Census count.
- In the 2010 Census, Brooklyn was one of the most undercounted places in the entire United States.
- If Brooklyn is undercounted again, we could lose up to two seats in Congress, which means less of our voice in Washington on decisions that affect the future of our community.
- The 2020 Census is the first time you'll be able to respond online, in addition to phone and mail. The Census asks basic questions about your home in Brooklyn to make certain everyone is counted: a two-minute, 10 question survey.
- The Census will not ask for your personal information, such as your social security number, political beliefs or financial information. All information you share is kept confidential and protected by law.
Let's make certain Brooklyn counts 100% in 2020—RSVP today!
Presented by Prospect Park Alliance in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie, New York State Assembly Members Robert Carroll, Walter Mosely, and Diana Richardson, NYC Census 2020, the Brooklyn Borough President, the Brooklyn Community Foundation and community partners, including the Brooklyn NAACP, the Brooklyn Public Library, JCCA East Flatbush Community Partnership Program, Met Council, Mixteca Organization, NALEO and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.