April 23, 2019. This opinion piece was written by Betsy Gotbaum, executive director of Citizens Union, details the importance of fully funding census outreach:
“A low count in New York City and state could cost us one or two representatives in Congress and billions of dollars in federal aid. The accuracy of the 2020 census is not a small matter.
According to the Fiscal Policy Institute, we need $40 million just for community outreach in New York to ensure an accurate count. Both the state Senate and Assembly included that amount in their proposed budget, but the final state budget included only $20 million.
Read the article.
Read FPI’s report.