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Participate in the Census 2010

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Your census form should arrive in the mail at your home in the coming days. Census data is vital to determining political representation in Congress, federal funding, and enforcement of legislation, like the Voting Rights Act, which depends on population numbers.

2010 Census data will be used to distribute approximately $400 billion in federal funding to states, counties, and cities across America. The five program areas that receive the most funding based on census results are: medical assistance, public housing, highway planning and maintenance, education, and community development. This means that your answers are worth $2,913 alone! If you want to learn more about how much money is allocated based on census data, check out this chart: http://www.thecensusproject.org/factsheets/brookings-factsheet-federaldistributeddecennial.pdf

(Office) 3/18/2010