PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly had harsh words for the U.S. Supreme Court following their decision to allow for counting in US Census 2020 to stop at midnight Thursday.
Calling it a “disgrace,” Wimberly warned that “an incomplete count for residents in cities and states around the country will translate into thousands of dollars in federal funding missed, aid people will truly need to get through this pandemic.”
“The negative impact of an undercount will be felt for the next ten years.”
At the same time, Wimberly praised census workers that have gone “above and beyond the call of duty to try to ensure every New Jersey resident gets counted.”
“It is imperative to keep encouraging, up to the last minute, residents who have not filled out the census get online and answer those questions. Filling out the census form is safe, secure and takes less than five minutes.”
Residents can still complete the census until midnight tonight by clicking here.
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