The census means money. Information from the census tells the government where to send funds to fight epidemics like the coronavirus, to recover from disasters like Superstorm Sandy, and to support the frontline heroes in all sectors of the labor movement.
The census means jobs. At stake for New Jersey in 2020 and beyond is more than $45 billion in funding for our hospitals and health care, for Medicare and Medicaid, for roads and rails and bridges and water-supply projects, for schools and after-school activities and day care, for employment-training programs to prepare for a new, post-COVID economy, and for school breakfasts and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), among other things.
The census means power. It determines how many members of Congress we get and where our Congressional districts will be drawn. Amplify your voice in Washington by strengthening the House of Representatives delegation from New Jersey.
The census means accuracy. Ten years ago, New Jersey was undercounted, and we lost billions-with-a-B of dollars in aid. In these days of health and financial crisis, we know all too well that we cannot afford that.
The census is easy. It’s something everyone can do from the safety of their home: on the mail-in form, online at my2020census.gov or by phone in 12 different languages at 1-844-330-2020. It takes only about 10 minutes.
The census is a Jersey thing. We like being the first and best, so let’s get to 100% participation in Census 2020 before anybody else. Maybe by June 1?
The census is critical, now more than ever. Be counted. Your union brothers and sisters are counting on you.