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Cyclists ride around Brooklyn to get word out about completing the census

Cyclists in Brooklyn made their way around the borough Sunday to get the word out about completing the census ahead of the upcoming deadline.

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2020, 6:41 PM

Updated 1,374 days ago

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Cyclists in Brooklyn made their way around the borough Sunday to get the word out about completing the census ahead of the upcoming deadline.
The one-day event kicked off in front of the Brooklyn Museum. 
Rep. Yvette Clark joined with elected officials and the Good Co Bike Club to create awareness around Brooklyn - all while cycling.
Dozens of cyclists from around the borough showed up early with their bikes, ready to ride for the good cause.
Organizers stressed the importance of filling out the census and the impact it will leave on communities, whether all residents complete it or fail to do so.
The bikers split up to broaden their reach as they rode through various Brooklyn neighborhoods. Clark tells News 12 that it's important to partner with other organizations to create awareness, ensuring the Census 2020 reflects an accurate count of residents.
The bike ride around Brooklyn made stops in Flatbush, Canarsie, and Brownsville.
The census comes around once a decade. It's a collection of data impacting federal funding that is crucial to neighborhoods and the resources that are made available.
 


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