South East Queens Initiates Complete Count Committee for Census 2020
WHY: According to a recent report by Professor Reamer of Georgetown University, the US distributes $883,094,826,042 from 55 programs (based on FY 2016 numbers). The 2020 Census will implement new technology, for the first time giving respondents the opportunity to reply online as well as by mail or phone. It is critical that we inform, educate and activate respondents, to ensure we have the highest possible response rate. Funding and planning for hospitals, schools, roads, businesses and emergency services will be impacted by the data collected during the Census, making this a critical community endeavor.
WHO: U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks, NYS Senator Leroy Comrie, NYS Assembly Members Alicia Hyndman, Clyde Vanel, Council Members I. Daneek Miller, Adrienne Adams, District Leader Richard David, Melva Miller of the Association for a Better New York, and local civic, faith-based, cultural, academic and community leaders.