As you may know, the deadline to complete this Census has been temporarily extended, though we are still encouraging all New Yorkers to fill it out as soon as possible. New York City's current response rate is only 60.4% which is far lower than the 2010 national average of 76%. Without an accurate population count, our City will lose out on billions of dollars in federal funding for our schools, health care, roads, public transportation, and more. New York could even lose two seats in Congress.
The attached letter calls on all New Yorkers who have not yet completed the Census to do so before the deadline. Translations will be available on the Messages for Families page of our family-facing website.