Rep. Weiner (D – Queens and Brooklyn), seen here completing his census form at his office in Washington D.C., is encouraging constituents to participate in the census so that cNew York receives its fair share of more than $400 billion in federal funding.
With census forms arriving in mailboxes across the country, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – Queens and Brooklyn) is reminding citizens to participate in the national count to help ensure that New York receives its fair share of more than $400 billion in federal funding. Information collected by the census helps determine the number of seats held by states in Congress, as well as how much money is spent on needed infrastructure and resources like hospitals, schools, roads and emergency services.
“Properly filling out and returning your census form is quick and easy – and it will ensure that New York remains the greatest city in the world,” Weiner said. “With an accurate count, we will help guarantee that New York receives the funding it needs.”
The census is conducted once every 10 years. All information provided is confidential, and census officials are barred by law from sharing household information – including immigration status – with any other state or federal agencies.