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Rep. Clarke Encourages Brooklyn Residents To Be Counted

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke made the following statement on today’s deadline to be counted in the 2010 Census:

“Since the Census only occurs every ten years, it is critical that New Yorkers who have not responded to the questionnaire call the Census hotline by 9:00 p.m. tonight,” said Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke. “Being counted in the Census means better schools for our children, more firefighters and police officers to protect our community, and adequate funding to repair our roads.”

Services such as Head Start programs, public daycare for children, school lunch programs, public schools, public transportation and hospitals rely on federal funds that are allocated based on the number of people living in each state, as reported by the Census. An accurate count helps the federal government allocate approximately more than $400 billion of federal funds annually for these and other programs and services.

To ensure inclusion in the 2010 Census, residents that believe they did not receive a Census form, did not mail it back or were not contacted by a census worker at their home can quickly, safely and confidentially answer Census questions by calling the following U.S. Census Bureau phone numbers from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. by tonight, Friday, July 30th:

•1-866-872-6868 General toll-free English language assistance line
•1-866-928-2010 Spanish language assistance line
•1-866-935-2010 Chinese language assistance line
•1-866-945-2010 Vietnamese language assistance line
•1-866-965-2010 Russian language assistance line
•1-866-955-2010 Korean language assistance line
•1-866-939-2010 Puerto Rico English language assistance line
•1-866-929-2010 Puerto Rico Spanish language assistance line

“Democracy is not a spectator sport. Call in today and be counted,” said Rep. Clarke.


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