Siriaca Fernandez, 67, completed a census for her and her partner a few months ago. However, a Glen Cove woman says she “forgot to wear her nephew,” even though she lives with a 22-year-old woman.
She had another chance on Saturday, when she was conducting a census in four Glen Cove districts with low response rates.
Featuring Congressman Toms Ozzi (D-Glen Cove), who encourages him to ride in a fire truck and participate through speakers, the drive aims to increase the number of cities that should be in the last few days of the days. I will.
The Trump administration pushed for the closing of the tally on September 30, but on Thursday a federal judge ordered the count to continue until the end of October.
Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke said accurate aggregation is important because federal funding is partly based on population.
“This census will help fund our schools, hospitals, libraries and all programs,” he said, stood in the parking lot where Fernandez added his nephew’s information. “If we can’t count, we get a fairly small percentage of the money we have rights to.”
Glen Cove had a significantly lower self-response rate than the town of Oyster Bay, which borders other Nassau counties and cities.
According to US Census Bureau data, less than 62% of Glen Cove residents were the first to respond, nearly 78% in Oyster Bay, and 74% in the county as a whole.
Colored races, immigrants, and low-income earners generally have the lowest response rates. According to census data, Glen Cove has a much higher proportion of foreign-born Latins and a much higher poverty rate than the county as a whole.
Many unauthorized migrants are particularly wary of filling out census due to distrust of how the information is used. Tenke said he ensured that no information was shared with migrants.
The Trump administration tried to stop counting immigrants illegally in the country, but on September 10, the federal court panel ordered them to be included like the census of the past.
According to Tenke, unauthorized migrants “still live here and still need to be counted. Our funding is based on the number of people living here, whether legal or illegal. “.
Some Glen Cove inhabitants, such as Charles Wheeler (58), apparently fell out of the crack during the early census push. Wheeler said he lives in a boarding house but spends many nights in his sister’s apartment. He said he had never received census material addressed to him.
My sister, Mildred Wheeler, 54, called me a few months ago and filled out a census form, saying, “I’m the only one leasing here, so I told my brother. Did not touch. “”
Charles Wheeler completed the census on Saturday.
A few weeks ago, US Census Bureau employees left census instructions to both 13-year-old Denia Flores’ son and husband Edgar Flores. Because it was in English. On Saturday, they confirmed that they and their two sons could be counted.
“I know this helps the community,” said Edgar Flores.