Cardi B is the star of a brand new PSA from the NYC Census. In a collection of TV spots, recorded in each English and Spanish, the rapper urges New Yorkers to fill out the census. “This year, we have the power to decide our city’s future—not just for the next four years, but for the next ten, by getting counted in the census,” she says. “If you want to stand up to the status quo and defy people in power who want to silence us, start by getting counted in the census.”
Cardi makes a degree to emphasise that data collected within the census is confidential, and that there’s no question of citizenship on the census questionnaire. Find each advert spots beneath.
The decennial census, which takes place each 10 years, gathers data on communities throughout your entire United States with a view to inform federal funding. This yr’s Census Day falls on April 1.