Congressman Anthony Brindisi is leading an effort by a bi-partisan group of upstate New York Representatives to ensure rural areas are accurately counted in the 2020 Census.

In a letter to the Census Bureau Director, Brindisi, along with Elise Stefanik, Tom Reed, John Katko, Antonio Delgado, Sean Patrick Maloney, Paul Tonko, Joseph Morelle, and Brian Higgins, outlined potential problems with the Census Bureau's approach to rural areas, especially in areas without at-home mail delivery.

Brindisi says given that many of the areas without at-home mail delivery also do not have adequate internet access, census takers may be the only way persons in rural communities can be counted in the 2020 census.

He says thousands of constituents are at risk of not being counted if the Census Bureau does not devote adequate resources to reach those households.