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More than 100 people assembled at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office for the first meeting of the Manhattan Complete Count Committee (CCC). Residents, community leaders, and organizers from the borough’s religious, government and social service organizations came together to strategize for the 2010 Census. Each year the Census is conducted, the Borough Presidents’ organize a Complete Count Committee for their borough in order to develop a strategy for outreach and awareness around census participation, particularly in undercounted communities.
Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Mayor’s Office of the Census gave presentations on the importance of the Census, how it determines political representation, and its effct on the allocation of funding for services from the Federal government.
The Manhattan Complete Count Committee is divided into 16 subcommittees. They represent the Manhattan Community Boards 1-12, Emerging Constituencies, New York City Housing Authority, Media, and Arts and Culture. These subcommittees will strive to ensure that areas of the Borough with low representation in the 2000 Census will have a better response rate in the 2010 Census.
The Census is mailed out in mid-March of 2010 and is due back April 1st. After the April deadline, a team of door-knockers will be sent into the field to try to increase the response rate.
The objective of the Manhattan Complete Count Committee is to coordinate the organizing of events, activities, and outreach strategies throughout the Borough that increase and encourage participation in the Census.
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