All photos by Stacie Joy
Local elected officials gathered today on Seventh Street and Avenue B at the start of a march to help bring awareness to the importance of filling out the 2020 Census.
GOLES - Good Old Lower East Side hosted the event that included Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, Assemblywoman Deborah J. Glick, City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera and District leader John Blasco ...
Per the press materials:
New York City is facing record low Census response rates, especially in low-income areas and communities of color. For every 1 percent of the population missed in the 2020 Census, New York City could lose nearly $7.3 million in federal funding for public education.
With the next Census 10 years away, that means more than $70 million dollars that our city’s public schools could be deprived of over the next decade, with more than $4 million dollars lost to NY-12 alone. A 1 percent undercount also means NYC could lose $3.7 million per year for critical jobs programs. That’s nearly $40 million lost over the next decade for services like career counseling, mentoring, and apprenticeship.
The march, which included a drum line, ended in Astor Place.
Officials urged residents to fill out the Census forms online.