Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles announced today that Census 2020 will launch automated telephone lines in 14 languages and TDD for the hearing impaired to assist residents in getting general information about the Census, on Sunday, March 1. Additionally, live Customer Service Representatives will also staff these lines, starting on Monday, March 9.
Residents seeking information about the Census will be able to get answers in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese versions of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Japanese, and Telephone Display Device, for the hearing-impaired.
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. The Department of Commerce is tasked with this endeavor.
The languages and phone numbers are as follows:
Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
Telephone Display Device: 844-467-2020
In addition, the City’s Office of Community Engagement, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to assist any resident with information about the Census. The office is located in Room 221, City Hall, 920 Broad Street.
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