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N.J. Census 2020 – Census Push Week (July 27-August 2)

N.J. Census 2020 – Census Push Week (July 27-August 2)

 It’s CENSUS PUSH WEEK NEW JERSEY!
 Census Push Week is a week of ACTION – now is the time for all hands on deck.
 During Census PUSH Week there will be activities across the state, particularly in our hard to count areas, providing opportunities for residents to Fill It Out Now! So be on the lookout for those activities and take part.
 The countdown to the finish of the Census has begun and it’s urgent now, more than ever, for every household in New Jersey to complete their Census.
 In early August Census takers will start to visit households that have not responded yet, to ensure everyone is counted.
 You can eliminate the need for Census takers to follow up in person by responding to the Census online or by phone TODAY.
 As part of PUSH Week the Census Bureau is conducting a PUSH Week Challenge to see which counties/municipalities have the highest PUSH Week self-response % increase. Friendly competition between our municipalities and counties is encouraged. You can see your town and/or county latest response rate, here: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html
 The law says that we all need to complete the Census. But the Census Bureau is also required by law to protect all of your answers. Your responses are used only to produce statistics. The Census Bureau cannot disclose any personal information to any other government agency at any level. Not the police, not ICE, not anyone.
o Census Bureau employees take a lifetime oath to keep Census data confidential.
o The punishment is five years in jail or a fine of $250K if they violate the oath.
 Census data helps determine where more than $45 billion in annual federal funding goes in New Jersey, how many elected representatives we need for our population, and informs future community plans.
 Having an accurate count of our population that reflects who we are and what we need is important for our residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations – especially as we work together to recover from COVID-19.
 Being counted means a great deal to our state but most importantly to our communities and our families.
 We need to make sure EVERYONE is counted, with a special focus on those hard-to-count families, individuals and children who may have been previously missed by Census outreach.