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.

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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.

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YOUR RESPONSE MATTERS!

The census will only take about 10 minutes of your time. It’s fast and simple!

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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.

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IT'S SAFE & SECURE!

The U.S. Census Bureau keeps your answers safe and confidential.

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Impact in Your Community

School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.

Shaping Your Future

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.

Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems.

Or think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education.

The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires, and to provide housing assistance for older adults.

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THE CENSUS ISN'T COMPLETE WITHOUT YOU!

When you’re missing from the census, you’re missing from the conversation.

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Video Guides in Various Languages

These videos – in English and translated into non-English languages – will introduce you to the 2020 Census, present a quick overview of the online questionnaire, and help you answer the questions.

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Fill Out Your Census By Toll-free Phone Numbers

Dedicated toll-free numbers for each language:

English: 844-330-2020
Spanish: 844-468-2020
Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
Korean: 844-392-2020
Russian: 844-417-2020
Arabic: 844-416-2020
Tagalog: 844-478-2020
Polish: 844-479-2020
French: 844-494-2020
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
Portuguese: 844-474-2020
Japanese: 844-460-2020
English (Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
Spanish (Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD): 844-467-2020

THE 2020 CENSUS IS FOR EVERYONE!

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