Municipalities Emphasizing Importance of Census 2020

Hudson County’s Census 2020 truck is making the rounds from town to town to ensure that every resident of the County is counted.  It’s important to get an accurate count of the County’s population so Hudson is not shortchanged when it comes to receiving federal funding for all sorts of purposes.

The truck recently made a visit to Bayonne, where it stopped by the McDonald’s at Broadway and 25th Street.  Mayor Jimmy Davis was joined by county representatives and census supporters.

Meanwhile, earlier today, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop mobilized volunteers in order to boost outreach in one of New Jersey’s poorest performing U.S. Census regions, Hudson County.  Mayor Fulop emphasized how important it is to be counted.   Fulop joined Census officials and local leaders to mobilize volunteer efforts on “Jersey City Census Day” in the poorest performing U.S. Census tract in Hudson County.

Despite the President’s lawless attempts to bar undocumented immigrants, the Mayor came together with community leaders and volunteers to encourage everyone, regardless of immigration status, to participate in Census 2020 in order to secure necessary funding for public safety, vital health services, among other resources residents rely on.  As one of the most undercounted cities in the nation in 2010, Jersey City set out to overcome various challenges by being one of the first in the state to officially launch local Census 2020 efforts in April, 2019.  This latest excursion will also help identify and address reasons surrounding non-responsive households to improve overall efforts.

To make sure you are counted online in Census 2020, please go to www.2020census.gov.  To be counted by phone, call 844-330-2020 (English); 844-468-2020 (Spanish); 844-479-2020 (Polish); 844-416-2020 (Arabic); and 844-478-2020 (Tagalog).

 

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