Wednesday, March 17, 2010

President Barack Obama - Census

The following is an important message from President Barack Obama about the 2010 Census and why it’s important for everyone to be counted.

If you are living at your own residence, you can expect to receive a packet in the mail with instructions on how to fill it out.

If you are living in a shelter or another situation where you are not at your own residence, you can expect to be contacted by census workers at some point to fill out the necessary forms.

For more information about the census and what you can expect please call 602.427.0680.

Thank you.

Message from the President Barack Obama on the 2010 Census

“Every 10 years, our Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census. This helps determine your representation in Congress, as well as how federal funds are spent on things like schools and roads, and where businesses decide to put new stores and factories. So when you get your census form in mid-March, take about 10 minutes to answer 10 questions — remembering to include everyone in your household. Because we can't move forward until you mail it back.”


The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to apportion congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide. The 2010 Census form will be one of the shortest in U.S. history, consisting of 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws protect the respondents and the information they provide.

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