Are you still wondering why the census is important? Check out the ‘Count Me In’ music video produced by Seattle’s Tony B to break it down for you!
You can also visit the Northwest Region LGBT Community for the 2010 Census Facebook page for more detailed information pertaining to the LGBT community.
It is important that we all urge as many people as possible to mail back their completed forms. Each person counted brings home about $1,400 to their community each year–that’s $14,000 per person in federal funding for local services over the next ten years! A complete count helps ensure that we receive our fair share of federal funding – Census data funds schools for our kids, federal tuition grant and loan programs, the roads we drive on, neighborhood improvements, transportation, unemployment benefits, hospitals, emergency services, Medicaid and more than 150 other programs that matter to our community. This money benefits us all! Participating in the 2010 Census contributes to a bright future for our community and families, so get your form in while there’s still time!
The form is simple — 10 questions take only 10 minutes or less. All census employees take a lifetime oath of confidentiality so that your information is by law, never shared with anyone outside the Census Bureau. Not even the President can get your private information.
Starting in May, ALL HOUSEHOLDS that received the census form in the mail but have failed to return them will be visited and counted in-person by a census worker. This will also include those who did not yet receive their census forms because of PO Boxes.
If you didn’t receive a form or need help completing it, visit www.2010census.gov or call the 2010 Census toll-free number at 1-866-872-6868 .