Ways to Advocate for the Census From Home

Posted on March 18, 2020

The COVID-19 virus (“Coronavirus”) has altered the way we go about our daily lives, but fortunately, Census questionnaires can be filled out at my2020census.gov, over the phone or by mail. An accurate Census count helps inform and fund many safety net programs that are being utilized during the pandemic. We are experiencing a live example of why an accurate count is so important. Fortunately, we can practice social distancing and self-quarantining while also ensuring an accurate count for the State of New Jersey. It takes just ten minutes to make sure New Jersey gets its fair share of resources for the next decade.

Help us spread the word about the importance of filling out the 2020 Census, all possible from the comforts of your home:

  1. Join Count All Kids Day! Children under age 5 are among the hardest-to-count populations for the Census. March 18th is Count All Kids Day! Make sure you count your children this year, and let others know that they should count their kids too. Share a video or photo of your child using Statistics in Schools material, and use the hashtag #CountAllKids
  2. Share a photo of everyone who was counted in your Census! Fill out your Census, tell your social media friends, and tell them to fill theirs out too. Take a #CensusSelfie of everyone who was counted, and use our Census frame available on Facebook to tell the world that you count. Make sure to use the hashtag #Census2020NJ
  3. Spread the knowledge – share our webinar. ACNJ Kids Count Coordinator and Census Ambassador Alana Vega held a webinar instructing advocates how to spread the word about the Census. Watch the video, and tell others about it. Don’t have the time to watch? View our seven-minute synopsis here.