5/14/20
Dear Residents,

As you will see in the information below, the State of New Jersey 2020 Census Team is asking NJ residents to participate in a Census Day of Action on Thursday, May 14th. Their specific request is for each of us to call 5 friends and encourage them to complete their Census if they have not done so already. This request for our help speaks not only to how important the Census is to all of us, but also to the challenges of obtaining full participation under current conditions. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions.
This request sounds to me like an enjoyable and effective way to help! The information below came to us directly from the state’s 2020 Census Team. Please read it and participate with their request to call friends if you can. Even if you can’t make calls on May 14th, doing that in the days ahead would be helpful as well.

Per their suggestion, feel free to share this information with others.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
Best to all,
Mayor Cathy Wilson
Today is Census Day of Action  and we are asking everyone to  Call Those Who Count On You  to see how they’re doing and to ask them to fill out their all-important Census.
 
Accurate Census data will be very instrumental in helping to address the effects of COVID-19 through related federal funding that would be associated to recovery. 

We are asking as many folks as possible to participate in our  Friends and Family Outreach  call program. It’s simple to do and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.  Everything you need is provided right here https://nj.gov/state/census-outreach.shtml
Here’s how the call program works  – You call at least five (5) friends, neighbors or family members to check and see how they are doing. Then also ask if they’ve had a chance to fill out their Census. If they haven’t, we’ve provided info so that you can tell them why it’s so important. Then ask those who said yes to call 5 of their friends and family members - And so on, and so on.
 
As a friend, neighbor, or relative you’re a trusted voice. And there is no one more effective than you to ask those you know to fill out their Census.
Key message for the Day of Action:  The amount of New Jersey’s federal funding related to our COVID recovery depends on the completeness of our Census count. It’s that important. It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home.
Day of Action Social Media Posts – Facebook Post Link:  Please consider sharing our Facebook post promoting the Census Day of Action on your Facebook Page:   https://tinyurl.com/ya35czjt. When you post use the hashtag #NJCensus2020.
 
Thank you for your help.
NJ Census 2020 Team
Ready to fill out your own Census responses? Go to: 2020census.gov