Final Push for Census Results

Final Push for Census Results

Every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution requires a census to gain an accurate count of the people who live in our nation and the places where they live. The federal government uses these figures to determine how much money each state, county and municipality receives.

Federal money is of course really our money that we pay in the form of taxes and fees. We want to make sure it is returned to us so that we can build and maintain our highways, roads and bridges; so we can keep our schools open, our school buildings maintained, our classrooms stocked with up-to-date textbooks, technology and other teaching materials. We want to ensure children who qualify for free-and-reduced lunch are accurately counted and provided with nutritious food. We want to make sure special education students get the help and specific teaching materials they need. We want to ensure our fire departments and other public safety services receive their fair share of this funding. We want to make sure our health clinics and other social services receive an adequate share of these federal dollars so our residents’ health and mental health care needs are taken care of.

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