Monday, April 5, 2010

Be Counted

I found this statement from the First Presidency in the LDS Newsroom, and thought I'd share. Not only is it our duty as a citizen, but it's also nice for genealogy purposes too, right?:
"The United States Constitution mandates that a census be counted every ten years. This census is used to determine the makeup of state legislatures, local school boards, and other government bodies and to determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Church also uses census data for planning purposes.

"The Census Bureau will soon deliver census questionnaires to every household in America. We urge all members to respond to them in an accurate and timely manner. It is an important obligation for all citizens to be counted in the census."

Additionally, mailing the form in saves tax money from being spent on workers personally visiting homes to collect information. But be careful! Here's an interesting article I found over at MSNBC about Census fraud.

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