Census Resources for New Jersey
Contains Frequently Asked Questions and Q&A for Stakeholders Supporting the 2020 Census
Contains the ACNJ One Page Fact Sheet, ACNJ Young Child Fact Sheet, 2020 Census and Confidentiality fact sheet, and Count Me! Census Stickers
Contains Monthly Ambassador Activities, Sample Text/Email Messages, Census Bureau and Complete Count Committee Contacts, and We Count! Picture Book
Feel free to download, print and share the materials within the toolkit
Why is the Census so important?
Every 10 years, the U.S. is mandated by the constitution to count every person in the country. The next decennial count, the 2020 Census, is coming up in March-April 2020. It is important that every person is counted, but in New Jersey there are many residents that are "hard to count." That is why outreach and education efforts are necessary to ensure everyone is counted.
Nearly $23 billion in federal funding for New Jersey depends on Census counts, including Medicaid, hospital funding, Title I school funding, child care, student loans, highway and transportation funding and school meals programs.
Over 150,000 children under age 5 live in hard-to-count areas in New Jersey, and 27,000 young children were missed in the 2010 Census.
About the Census 2020 NJ Coalition
The Census 2020 NJ Coalition is a statewide outreach and awareness campaign to coordinate nonprofit and community-based efforts to ensure an accurate 2020 Census count for our state. The coalition is working together with the State of New Jersey Complete Count Commission and the U.S. Census Bureau to make sure the public has clear, accurate information about the importance of the upcoming Census.
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Upcoming Census Events
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a victory for census advocates, keeping the citizenship question off the 2020 census.
View elevator speech on why #Census 2020 is important and get media coverage on yesterday’s rally.
The groups make clear that adding the citizenship question would harm the communities who stand to lose the most if the 2020 Census includes a citizenship question.
National and local experts share great information and materials to help communities address the undercount of young children in New Jersey.
Paterson is taking a proactive approach to #CountAllKids in 2020, forming their own complete count committee this past summer.