Be Counted: Fill Out the Census
Posted by Matthew Brian Hersh on March 18, 2010
You probably received your census forms in the mail last week, and it’s not going to come as any surprise to Rooflines readers that filling out these forms is imperative.
Not only does the federal government dole out more than $400 billion to states and localities based on, in part, census data, but those data are used to determine hospital location, retail store data, school location and funding, new housing, and new community facilities — not to mention that it helps to shape Congressional and local legislative districts.
Find more information here.
And for a little levity, Stephen Colbert takes, once again, a very serious topic and lightens it up a bit, playing off some of the paranoia from the right. Check it out:
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Matthew Brian Hersh proudly served as senior editor at Shelterforce from March 2008 to October 2012. He studied English at Rutgers University and has spent his professional career in journalism, policy, and politics. He displays many of the trappings of a New Jersey sports fan: dispirited Mets fan, former Nets fan before they left the state, and normally satisfied Giants fan. Hersh lives in Highland Park, NJ with his wife and two children.