Acting Governor Sheila Oliver and Secretary of State Tahesha Way will join Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, school officials, and Newark’s Complete Count Committee on Monday, April 1, 2019 to kick off the state’s efforts to promote participation in Census 2020.
The event is one of several happening across New Jersey Monday as Complete Count Committees, formed to make sure all New Jersey residents are counted in the Census, highlight the importance of the count. The Census, held every 10 years as required by the U.S. Constitution, is used to determine how many Congressional representatives each state has, and how billions of dollars in federal funding is spent each year.
In Newark, Acting Governor Oliver and Secretary Way will visit Newark Arts High School and assist in awarding a scholarship to a student winner of Newark’s Census logo design contest.
WHO: Acting Governor Sheila Oliver, Secretary Tahesha Way, Mayor Ras Baraka
WHAT: Newark Complete Count Kickoff
WHEN: 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 1
WHERE: Newark Arts High School, 550 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ
The event will feature remarks from Acting Governor Oliver, Secretary Way, Mayor Ras Baraka, and school officials. The agenda also includes readings and performances by students at Newark Arts High School.