Census awareness march held in typically undercounted Bushwick

Census data shows that the overall self-response rate for Kings County is nearly 58%.

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2020, 10:49 PM

Updated 1,336 days ago

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Residents in Bushwick were spreading the word about the census Saturday in what is typically an undercounted population.
Census data shows that the overall self-response rate for Kings County is nearly 58%.
Elected officials say that without a complete count of residents, the city is at risk of losing up to two congressional seats, as well as funding for schools, hospitals and other critical programs.
Community members marched from Maria Hernandez Park to Irving Square Park to make people aware that they only have until Oct. 31 to be counted.


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