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President of The Fund for New Jersey on the Impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Census

President of The Fund for New Jersey on the Impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Census

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Kiki Jamieson, President of The Fund for New Jersey, is interviewed by Steve Adubato on the critical need for everyone to respond to the Census, and how the pandemic has impacted it.

Recorded on 3/20/20, Steve Adubato is joined by Kiki Jamieson Ph.D., President of The Fund for New Jersey, to discuss the critical need for everyone to respond to the Census in order to be counted and the impact of the public health crisis on the 2020 Census.

Jamieson says, “It’s constitutionally required that every 10 years the United States counts every single resident within our borders. No matter how old or young, no matter the race or ethnicity, religion, gender, everybody counts and everybody needs to be counted. This is important because the counts that result will determine our representation for the following 10 years.” That includes how many Congress people represent New Jersey, where the state representatives are in each state, and how the money is distributed to each state for things like healthcare, schools, roads, and many other areas.