Montclair NAACP Monthly Meetings:
Monthly meetings of the Montclair Branch NAACP are held on the Fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Wally Choice Recreation Center ("Glenfield Parkhouse"), Montclair, NJ.
Board of Education Meeting:
The next meeting of the Montclair Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 . All Board meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the George Inness Annex, Montclair, New Jersey, unless noted otherwise. Public meetings will open at 7:30 p.m., followed immediately by executive session.
Planning Board Meetings:
The Montclair Planning Board will hold its next meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020, in the Council Chambers, First Floor, Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ. T
Montclair Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
205 Claremont Avenue
Council Chambers, 1st Floor
Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Nomination of properties to be included in the Wheeler and Oakcroft Streets Historic District
Town Council Meeting:
JANUARY 21, 2020
205 Claremont Avenue
Time: 7 p.m.
Civil Rights Commission Meeting:
The Montclair Civil Rights Commission meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month. at 7:30 p.m. in the Montclair Municipal Building second floor conference room, 205 Claremont Ave, Montclair, NJ.
Why is it important, particularly for communities of color, to participate in the 2020 Census?
1. Federal Funding for Essential Programs that Empower our Communities rely on Census Data.
The Census is used to determine how much federal funding we receive for essential programs. New Jersey receives more than $17.5 billion from the federal government.1 This federal funding supports school breakfast and lunches; pre-school, after-school/child care, and summer programs; WIC, immunizations, and Maternal & Child Health; and construction of better roads and safer bridges.
New Jersey has one of the worst racial wealth gaps in the country. The median net worth for New Jersey’s white families is $309,396—the highest in America. By stark contrast, it was only $5,900 and $7,020 for Black and Latino families in 2018. This racial wealth gap will only widen if these programs are not adequately funded.
2. Census Data Determine Power.
The 2020 Census count will determine how many representatives New Jersey sends to Congress, and the number of votes we have in the Electoral College. They are also used to draw state and federal legislative districts. We now have two fewer representatives and two fewer electoral votes than we had in 1990.
3. Census Data is used to enforce and protect our civil rights.
Census data help to enforce civil rights laws like the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They are used to determine whether or not an election district affords Black voters and other voters of color an equal opportunity to elect their candidates of choice.