What's at Stake?

What's At Stake?

The 2020 Census is critical for the future of New York City.

A 'What's At Stake?' Pledge Card. It says: Billions in federal funding, the number of seats we have in congress, your community and your voice.

The census determines how critical resources and political power are distributed.

As New Yorkers, our fair share of billions of dollars in federal funding is at stake. This includes funding for our public education, affordable housing, roads and bridges, and much more.

And, if we are undercounted, we could lose up to two seats in Congress, diminishing the power of our voices on Capitol Hill.

NYC Census 2020 is working to ensure that every New Yorker is counted.

It is critical that every New Yorker is counted: if we’re not counted, we don’t exist!