(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex), member of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission and vice-chair of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Latino Voting and Elections Task Force, released the following statement in response to the 2020 Census apportionment results for New Jersey:
“Participating in the Census is a civic duty. Despite the challenges of 2020, New Jerseyans stepped up to be counted and secure our state’s future.
“As a result, New Jersey will keep its congressional representation and access to equitable federal funding and critical resources. We also learned that our state’s population is growing, a testament to the abundance of opportunity we’ve worked diligently to create here. I’m proud New Jersey came together to ensure our state has the tools it needs to sustain our pandemic recovery and build our future prosperity.
“I’d like to thank Secretary of State Tahesha Way, county and local leaders, and my fellow members of the Complete Count Commission for their efforts to reach every New Jerseyan and ensure they are counted, as well as the millions of residents who came together to achieve a better Census outcome for our state than in years past.”