WHEREAS an accurate census count is vital to our community and residents’ well-being by helping planners determine where to locate schools, day care centers, roads and public transportation, hospitals and other facilities, and achieving an accurate and complete count of the nation’s growing and changing population;
WHEREAS more than $435 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to states and communities based, in part, on census data;
WHEREAS census data help determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and often is used for the redistricting of state legislatures, county and city councils and voting districts;
WHEREAS the 2010 Census creates jobs that stimulate economic growth and increase employment;
WHEREAS the information collected by the census is confidential and protected by law;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that _________________________________________
is committed to partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help ensure a full and accurate count in 2010.
As a 2010 Census partner, we will:
- Support the goals and ideals for the 2010 Census and disseminate 2010 Census information to encourage those in our community to participate.
- Encourage people in our community to place an emphasis on the 2010 Census and participate in events and initiatives that will raise overall awareness and ensure a full and accurate census.
- Support census takers as they help our community complete an accurate count.
- Create or seek opportunities to collaborate with other like-minded groups in our community by participating in Complete Count Committees and/or utilizing high-profile, trusted voices to advocate on behalf of the 2010 Census; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be transmitted to Geraldine Clark, Partnership Coordinator of the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey League of Municipalities.