Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez+ Your Authors @AOC US Representative,NY-14 (BX & Queens). In a modern, moral, & wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. She/her. Jan. 23, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

The Census is how funding for programs is determined.

To your 1st Q: We count how many people are in a community to know how much $ to give schools, housing, hospitals, etc.

If you don’t fill the Census, then planners believe people live in a community than reality &fund less.

2) Race is a question because the Census is also used as publicly funded research tool, as well. It helps experts answer lots of questions about health and income disparities, like the racial wealth gap, or assist with public health data.

(Immigration status will NOT be asked.)

Additionally, the Census determines how many members of Congress a state gets.

If a state/city gets undercounted, then that community will literally get less members (votes) in Congress to pass key legislation on healthcare, climate, criminal justice priorities, etc.


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