Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sadly, current Shreveport census returns at about 50%; complete returns important to econ dev and health services

Writes correspondent Adrienne Critcher, a member of the Shreveport Census Committee: "Shreveport residents currently have returned only 41% to 50% of their Census Forms to date. You can check the rate on a daily basis at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/take10map/. Please help increase our rate of return by reminding everyone you know who lives in Shreveport to return their Census Form Today!"

Listed below are a few of the reasons why their returning their form is important to Shreveport’s future.

● Census data directly affect how more than $400 trillion dollars over the next 20 years in federal and state funding will be allocated to our community to provide funding for economic development, sanitary water and sewer, improved streets, decent housing, roads, job training centers, schools, social services, new hospitals, neighborhood improvements, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, public health, education, transportation, senior services and much more.

● The Census Bureau’s estimated population for Shreveport in 2008 was 199,729. If the population count at the end of the Census remains below 200,000, Shreveport will be forced to compete with smaller communities for funding projects.

● The 2010 Census helps ensure that you receive your fair share of political representation -- from Congress on down to the local government level.

1 comment:

deadmama30 said...

Thanks for this. A lot of people don't realize how important it is to fill out the census. They think its all about government conspiracies, but its really about our area getting the services and funds that we need for development.