The 2010 Census: It’s in Your Hands!
Every 10 years, the United States Constitution requires our nation to conduct a Census to get an accurate count of every person living in our country. Starting in March 2010, forms with a simple questionnaire will be mailed to every household in Connecticut. There are only 10 questions on the form, and it takes just 10 minutes to fill out. When you receive the Census forms in the mail, please take a few moments to complete them and mail them back. We can’t move our country forward until you do your part.
It’s important to get the most accurate count of our population possible because Census data affects everything from the number of seats Connecticut occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives to federal funding for everything from homeland security to economic development, health care, transportation, and schools.
When you do the math, it’s easy to see what an accurate count of residents can do for your city or town. In fact, the information collected by the Census determines the distribution of more than $400 Billion every year in federal funds spent on infrastructure and service such as hospitals, job training centers, schools, senior centers, emergency services, bridges, tunnels, and other public works projects.
Participation in the Census is vital to the well-being of all of our communities. And it’s mandatory. But this process is also safe, secure, and easy. I hope you will join me in standing up and being counted for Connecticut! The 2010 Census is in your hands.
Susan Bysiewicz, Secretary of the State
Follow this link for more information: http://www.2010.census.gov.