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Time is running out to complete the 2020 Census!

The 2020 Census is officially underway, and right now, it’s time for all New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship status, to BE COUNTED!

As our schools reopen and reconnect with their students, we are reminded of the importance of the Census. Operating the largest school system in the nation takes a great amount of resources—without an accurate population count, our City would lose out on billions of dollars in federal funding. This is especially troubling for City schools, as our ability to provide quality instruction for over 1.1 million students a year would be affected.

Because so much is at stake, it’s incredibly important for all New Yorkers to participate in this year’s Census. Thankfully, this year’s online survey tool makes filling out a census easier than ever. In about 10 minutes, you can make sure that you and your family are counted at my2020census.govYou can also complete your census over the phone by calling (844) 333-2020 (for English-speakers). Phone numbers are available for other languages, including:

    • Spanish: (844) 468-2020
    • Mandarin: (844) 391-2020
    • Cantonese: (844) 398-2020
    • Korean: (844) 392-2020
    • Russian: (844) 417-2020
    • Arabic: (844) 416-2020
    • French: (844) 494-2020
    • Haitian Creole: (844) 477-2020

Participating in the 2020 Census is also safe—all responses are confidential, protected by law, and cannot be used against you in any way. The Census does not ask about immigration status, income, or your social security number.

For more information about the 2020 Census, visit the NYC Census 2020 page, or check out the official U.S. Census website.

Don’t delay; make sure you are counted today, and don’t forget to count EVERYONE in your home, including visitors, foster children, and infants to people who were not born in the U.S. Remember: we all need to be counted!

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