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Join Brooklyn Public Library for a convening of community based organizations to make sure that every Brooklyn resident, regardless of age, race or immigration status, is fairly and accurately counted in Census 2020. Light breakfast will be served.

In 2010, Kings County, NY (Brooklyn) had the lowest response rate of any county nationwide with a population of over 500,000 - fully 33% of households did not mail back their forms. A number of demographic qualities make Brooklyn "hard to count" and predispose it to an undercount. According to New York City's chief demographer, Joe Salvo, an undercount of up to 5% of New Yorkers (or 400,000 of the 8,000,000) is possible in 2020 Census. A single uncounted individual can result in up to $2,700 in decreased federal funding per year for the state. Thus, an undercount could potentially mean over $1 billion in reduced federal funding for New York City each year for the next decade (until the 2030 Census).


8:30-9:15am – Breakfast and Networking

9:15-9:30 – Introductions (Nick Higgins, Brooklyn Public Library Chief Libarian)

9:30-10:30 – Census Training (Census Bureau's Office)

10:30-11:00 – NYC Census 2020’s Community Engagement Briefing (Mayor's Office)

11:00-12:00 – Working groups session

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