(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex), member of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission, released the following statement in anticipation of the upcoming Census deadline on September 30:
“New Jersey has 29 days left to achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census and this Census is our most important one yet.
“The Census is something that we cannot talk about enough nor too often, because the consequences of the Census impact our great State for the next ten years. A complete count lays the groundwork for our State’s prosperity and recovery and an undercount weakens our State’s opportunities and the lives of residents all over New Jersey. Simply put, we do not have a choice and must work hard to ensure a complete count.
“At stake, we have representation, billions in federal funding and the opportunity to positively impact every meaningful sector in New Jersey. Everything from business to healthcare depends on accurate Census figures and we must do our part to contribute to the future of our state.
“The threat of an undercount is real and we are behind. An undercount is something we cannot afford and for the next 30 days, I am calling on my colleagues and every single New Jerseyan to complete their Census form. Together we can protect our State’s future for the better.