Assemblyman Karim Camara
KARIM CAMARA
Assemblyman 43rd District
Kings County

Dear Neighbor,

In just a few days, more than 130 million addresses across the nation will receive a census form. One of the shortest census forms in history, the 2010 Census form asks 10 questions and takes only 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is essential to ensuring a brighter tomorrow for the entire 43rd District.

In the 2000 Census, only 40 percent of Kings County residents returned questionnaires, one of the lowest rates statewide. The poor response led to Central Brooklyn not receiving its fair share of more that $400 billion in federal funds that are awarded annually to states and communities.

Required once every 10 years by the U.S Constitution, the census counts everyone living in the United States, both citizens and non-citizens. Kings County, along with New York State’s poor performance in 2000, costs us opportunities to improve education, health care, emergency services, public transportation and so much more in underserved communities across the state.

It is now up to you to determine how much money will be available for state aid, what neighborhoods need a school, a local health clinic or a bus line, even where to open a new grocery store. Help me assist you and our community by counting everyone in your household on your Census form when it arrives in mid-March.

Sincerely,
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KARIM CAMARA


East Flatbush, Crown Heights, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Count In 2010!

Is Census Data Really Confidential?

ABSOLUTELY!

How Is the Census Data Used?

Census data is widely used.

Determining congressional seats and federal funding is just a hint of the many important uses of Census data.

How You Benefit FromThe Census

The federal government uses Census data to allocatefunds in a number of areas:

The Census benefits all of us. Not filling it out and mailing it back hurts more than just you!

For more information or to obtain a Census form, stop by my new district office at
1216 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Rogers & Nostrand)
or call my office at 718-771-3105
You can also visit www.census.gov
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