TRENTON, NJ -- Today, Trenton mayoral candidate Walker Worthy, Jr. issued the following statement:
"I am proud to stand with the United States Conference of Mayors, over 15 states, the District of Columbia and several large cities in opposing any citizenship question being asked on the 2020 U.S. census. Federal dollars are returned to cities based on their population needs, and to only count citizens in the next census will shortchange diverse places like Trenton much needed funding for highway and construction projects, medicaid, and various grant opportunities that we need to help our city rise. Trenton is proud to be a home for immigrants from East Asian, South Asia, Central and South America, Europe, and all of Africa, and as Mayor, I will instruct city employees to help this population apply for citizenship, but I will not punish existing residents. This census initiative is just the latest in a series of blatantly racist legislation by President Trump, and I intend to keep fighting against it."