Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City of Newark and the Newark Public Library are teaming up to offer “Pop-Up Census Sites” in the lots and courtyards of three library branches on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., all through the month of July.
The program is designed to enable Newark residents to fill out their Census 2020 forms with ease and social distancing, to ensure that the city’s population is accurately counted. City staff will be on hand to assist residents in completing the forms. A list of sites and dates follows.
“At this time in our city and nation’s history, it is more important than ever for Newark’s population to be fairly and accurately counted, so that we can be properly represented in Congress and receive all the federal support and assistance our city deserves. It is imperative that our residents complete the Census and I’m thankful that Newark Public Library is joining with us to host these ‘Pop-up Census Sites’ in effort to increase participation,” said Mayor Baraka.
The locations of the “Pop-up Census Sites” are as follows:
• Van Buren Branch - 140 Van Buren Street, Newark – parking lot
• North End Branch – 722 Summer Avenue, Newark – parking lot
• Springfield Branch – 50 Hayes Street, Newark - courtyard
Days / Times: Wednesdays and Fridays – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31.
The United States Constitution mandates that the exact population of the nation be counted every 10 years for apportioning Congressional districts and other purposes, including allocation of federal aid based on population.
For more information about the program, contact Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles at (201) 232-7135.
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