YMCA Hard To Count Initiative and the Know Your Rights Information Campaign
The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is embarking on a campaign to promote high levels of participation in the 2020 Census, with a special focus on the Hard to Count (HTC) populations.
The 2020 Census is committed to “counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place.” Achieving a complete and accurate count is critical for local communities to access resources, and central to this work is focusing on populations that are considered hard to count: young children, highly mobile people, racial and ethnic minorities, Non-English speakers, people who have few resources, undocumented immigrants, among others.
How is the Census data used and why is it important to have an accurate count?
Primary uses of the Census data are to apportion representation among states as mandated in the Constitution, draw congressional and state legislative districts, enforce voting rights and civil rights legislation, distribute federal dollars to state and support planning efforts of government, business and nonprofit entities.
What questions are on the census?
The census asks 9 simple questions about you and the people living in your household. The census will ask you how many people live with you and if you own or rent your house. It will also ask you for your name, sex, age, birthday, ethnicity and race.
Dedicated toll-free numbers for each language:
Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
English (Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
Spanish (Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD): 844-467-2020