Kara Bowlin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor Slay, Charlie Dooley, Community Leaders Urge People to
Fill Out and Mail In Census Forms
“The Census is critically important to our City,” said Mayor
The 2010 Census is vitally important to all St. Louisans because it directly affects the amount of federal funding it receives for schools, highways, health care, economic development and many other essential public needs. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, you should be counted in the 2010 Census because it determines how more than $400 billion in federal funding in distributed annually. The Census also influences political representation because census data is used to allocate the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives among the states based on population.
The information collected in the Census is kept strictly confidential and is only used for statistical purposes. The Census Bureau is prohibited by federal law from sharing anyone’s personal information with any other federal agency or law enforcement.
Census workers will be available to help individuals fill out their Census form in City Hall starting this Friday. Site hours are Mon 8-12, Tues 9-12, Wed 8-12, Fri 8-12. Replacement forms will be available for people who have lost or not received their Census forms.
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