MORRISTOWN, NJ—It is essential to ensure that all households and communities are counted in the 2020 Census. The Census is conducted once every ten years (as required by the U.S. Constitution) and impacts our state’s federal funding, political representation, and economic development.

The League of Women Voters is joining with the Census Bureau to promote a “Census Push Week”, from July 27 to August 2 via socially distanced, masked activities. Census partners can table at outdoor community events, establish a Census Kiosk (e.g., at food distribution locations, COVID testing locations, places of worship, or libraries), distribute Census flyers, and/or organize a car caravan or chalk-a-thon in hard-to-count communities.

There are also Virtual options:

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  • hosting a virtual block party;
  • reaching out to personal contacts to ensure that they have completed the Census;
  • engaging Census Bureau Mobile Questionnaire Assistants, who can help people at community events.

The Census can be easily completed in just a few minutes by phone toll free (1-844-468-2020), online (my2020census.gov), or by mail. Responses to the Census are secure, protected by federal law, and cannot be shared with law enforcement agencies.

If households do not complete the Census by August 11, Census enumerators will begin visiting homes in-person.

The League of Women Voters of The Morristown Area also encourages eligible New Jerseyans to register to vote. Please visit www.lwvnj.org to obtain a voter registration form or contact us to have one mailed to your home.

If community members wish to partner on Census or voter registration events, please contact the League of Women Voters of The Morristown Area at lwvmorrisarea.org.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is a non-partisan political organization, founded in April 1920 as a successor to the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association. Today the League encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

 

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