We are excited to announce a $100,000 commitment toward Census 2020 organizing in Brooklyn. With grants to the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College and the New York Immigration Coalition, we will help to ensure that the $600 billion in federal funding allocated through the Census count information is distributed fairly and accurately. . . A fair and accurate Census count is significant here in Brooklyn because more than 80% of Brooklyn’s population lives in areas identified as “hard to count.” Kings County has been one of the hardest to count counties not only in New York State, but nationwide. . . The Census count, which has happened every 10 years since 1709, informs the basic understanding of our community as well as the allocation of federal grants to support schools and education programs, homeland security, highway planning and construction, Medicaid, public transit, low income housing, mental health services, natural disaster recovery, and much more. . . All in all, the Census is one of the most important activities our government undertakes, with long-lasting impacts on our communities. Click the link in our bio to learn more about Census 2020 organizing!
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