Rising Above Disasters

New York City, NY

Lilah Mejias, NYDIS

Lilah Mejias, a proud Puerto Rican mother, works with her team at NYDIS to help the victims of Hurricane Maria. Through her work, she understands and urges her fellow Puerto Ricans to participate in Census 2020 in order to urge for more government funding for disaster relief. This story was made possible by NYDIS. 

#WhyWeCount is an initiative to empower Puerto Ricans and Filipinos to tell stories of #WhyWeCount and pledge to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census. Our numbers shape our future. Learn more at https://www.whywecount.org/

Need help with your Census Community Outreach? Request our free #WhyWeCount toolkit at https://www.whywecount.org/



Dear Filipinos and Puertorriqueños, our count matters. 

If we are not counted in this 2020 Census, we will miss out on housing for those affected by Hurricane Maria, healthcare for undocumented and documented immigrants, and quality education for the next generation. Participating in the Census can shape our communities for the next 10 years.


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