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The Final Census GOTC PUSH - Let's Do This Together - #NJGOTC

There are just weeks remaining until the Census ends on September 30th. Across the state, Census Takers are knocking on the doors of those households that have not yet responded. 

Residents can avoid a Census Taker knocking on their door by responding to the Census  at
https://2020census.gov/ 
or by phone at 844-330-2020 (English) 
or 844-468-2020 (Spanish). 

There is also phone support for 14 additional languages as well as a TDD for the hearing impaired. These can be found at
https://nj.gov/state/census.shtml


New Jersey as a whole continues to run at about 2 percentage points above the national self-response rate.  Check out response rates in Far Hills and other towns throughout the country at 
https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates/self-response.html

Because of the impact of COVID there is still significant room for growth in the self-response number in every municipality and county across the state. The Census Bureau estimates that for each person counted, communities would receive approximately $1,800/year. In a town of 10,000 that means $18M annually and $180M over the next ten years. The higher the number counted, the greater the chances of New Jersey receiving a fair share of federal dollars over the next 10 years. And New Jersey's federal representation and legislative districts are directly affected by an accurate count. There's a lot at stake and a limited amount of time to finish this work.

Have you been counted?