Counting (On) You - Part I

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Counting (On) You - Part I

You count!  Before April 1, 2010, make sure you are counted!Addison 2010 Census

The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every ten years to count the population residing within the United States. This is done for multiple reasons, including:

  • determining the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • determining the boundaries for state and local legislative and congressional districts
  • determining the yearly allocation of more than $400 Billion of federal money which is based, in part, on census data
  • determining locations for retail stores, schools, hospitals, new housing developments, and other community facilities
  • determining how a community is changing

In July of 2009, Addison Mayor Joe Chow issued a proclamation calling for the formation of a Complete Count Committee and invited 5 citizens to be members of that committee.  I am proud to be one of the Complete Count Committee members for Addison, Texas.

During the 1990 Census, Addison had only a 43% response rate and has been deemed by the Census Bureau as a "hard to count" area.  The Addison Complete Count Committee has been hard at work figuring out ways to reach the hard-to-count population in the Town of Addison.

Over the course of several blog posts, I will share information with you about the census in general, about the work of the Addison Complete Count Committee, about employment opportunities with the Census, and about completing the 10-questions census form.

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Until next time....

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Pat Champion
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Great information to pass along didn't know until the other day if you don't get counted your county, city could do without necessary funds.

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