CITY OF PATERSON MAYOR ANDRE SAYEGH WILL TAKE TO THE STREETS
TO GET THE CENSUS COUNT.
PATERSON – With only seven full weeks left until the final day of the census count Mayor Sayegh will be going door to door to get the count. Sayegh will be walking through the 1st ward, 4th Ward, and 5th Ward, areas with a reportedly low response rate as designated by the city’s Chief Data Officer, Harsha Mallajosyula.
While expressing the importance and safety of the Census, Mayor Sayegh will also express the need for safety regarding the COVID Pandemic, in doing so he will hand out Paterson Counts Census face mask (Pictured below).
“Patersonians need to be counted and right now we have a low response rate. We have to begin treating this like the campaign that it is and go back to our roots – knocking on doors and speaking to residents, making sure that we are heard on the importance, safety, and necessity of the Census,” said Mayor Andre Sayegh. “A complete count will ensure that we receive the full funding that our city needs and deserves.”
As of today, the City of Paterson only has a 49.2% response rate and is currently 10.2 points behind the final response rate recorded in 2010.
Mayor Sayegh will practice social distancing and wear a face mask at all times during his Census campaigning