Ocasio-Cortez and her team were at the Woodside Houses to kick off the campaign.READ MORE: AP: Federal Judge Deals Blow To Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers
She represents parts of Queens and the Bronx.De Blasio Says City Prepared For School Staffing Shortages As COVID Vaccine Deadline Approaches
She says New York City has only about a 50% return rate on Census forms and that could have big consequences.
“When we do not know that families exist, which is what happens when we get an undercount of the Census, we can’t fund schools, we can’t fund infrastructure, we don’t know where to put hospitals, and this results in the situation that we have in Corona, which is one of the most overcrowded school districts in the city,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
She says according to some projections, New York could lose two Congressional seats because of an undercount.MORE NEWS: Driver Killed, Passenger Hospitalized After Vehicle Overturns In Rockland County
You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.