April 1, 2010

It's National Census Day!

Did you know that? Neither did I. The last time there was a census, I was living with my parents temporarily and I have no idea whether I was counted. This time, I'm married with a family of my own and it's my responsibility to make sure we're all included.

It's important that the Census Bureau receives an accurate count for several reasons. From the Census Bureau website:
When you fill out the census form, you’re making a statement about what resources your community needs going forward.

Accurate data reflecting changes in your community are crucial in apportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and deciding how more than $400 billion per year is allocated for projects like new hospitals and schools.

That's more than $4 trillion over a 10-year period for things like new roads and schools, and services like job training centers.

Let's make sure Lee County is counted. If you haven't already returned your census form (the short form only takes about 10 minutes to fill out) make sure you do so as soon as possible. And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go find mine in that stack of unread mail and make sure my family gets counted.


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