Make Brooklyn Count - 100%. The 2020 Census is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start organizing.
Join the NYC Census Team, Borough President Eric Adams, and others as we launch Brooklyn's Get Out The Count neighborhood organizing campaign at the Library's 2020 Census Teach-In. Full agenda and speaker list to come!
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. 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).
Your Neighborhood Organizing Census Committee — or NOCC — is a group of volunteers based in a specific neighborhood working to ensure everyone in the community is counted! The power in your hands — because the best way to get a complete Brooklyn count is for communities to organize themselves. Volunteers will organize teach-ins, phone-banks, and text-banks to get out the count. Each volunteer will choose which team they want to work with — and how much responsibility they wish to take on.