PISCATAWAY, NJ — Have you filled out your Census? According to statistics, 72.4% of us in Piscataway have as of July 30.
If you have not filled out your Census, there's a good chance you'll soon be getting a knock at your door.
"Census Bureau enumerators are now going door-to-door to those households that haven’t yet filled out a Census form,” said township officials on their Facebook page. “They will have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date,” according to township officials.
"For many federal programs, how much (funding) we get depends on each one of us," said Mayor Brian C. Wahler. "Many of these programs are based on how many people are living in the United States and where they are.”
“If you’ve already responded to the census, please reach out to your neighbors, friends and family and remind them to do so as well,” township officials said. "This is particularly important for your neighbors who may need to respond in languages other than English."
Want to see how Piscataway is doing? Click here to see the map.
Shaikh Fouad Al-Qassas, Deputy Imam of the Muslim Center of Middlesex County, provides an explanation in Arabic about the importance of participating in the Census. Check out his video by clicking here.
Piscataway resident, Ms. Annie Lee gives an explanation in Mandarin about the importance of participating in the Census. Check out her video by clicking here.
Township Council Vice President, Kapil K. Shah provides Piscataway residents who speak Gujarati with a Census explanation. To view it, click here.
You can respond to the Census online at my2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020 or by returning the census form you received in the mail. Online, the census is available in multiple languages such as Spanish, Arabic, and Tagalog.
The Census Bureau is providing video guides narrated in 59 non-English languages (including American Sign Language) to help people respond online, and print guides written in the 59 non-English languages to help people complete the English paper questionnaire.
Guides are also available in Braille and large print English. The Census Bureau will offer live, non-English help by phone between 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. ET.
Telephone Display Device (TDD) 844-467-2020 will also be available for people who have hearing impairments.
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