MAYOR DAVE BING KICKS-OFF CENSUS 2010 CAMPAIGN Announces theme: Detroit Counts!
Mayor Dave Bing kicked-off the city’s Census 2010 campaign today at the Charles H. Wright Museum to ensure that every resident of the city of Detroit is counted accurately and timely.
Every 10 years the government conducts the Census to determine how many people live in the country, our state, and our city.
To achieve this goal locally, Mayor Dave Bing has asked a cross-section of individuals to comprise a Complete Count Committee. These volunteers will reach out to community leaders, faith-based groups, seniors and others to make sure all Detroiters are counted.
“We need to come together and make sure “Detroit Counts,” said Mayor Dave Bing, who also announced the “Detroit Counts” motto for the 2010 Census. “Each and every Detroit resident needs to take part in the Census and encourage their family members to be counted.”
The importance of the 2010 Census to Detroit has never been greater.
A smaller Census count reduces the amount of federal aid Detroit receives. It also determines representation at the state and national level. Any loss of a voice at these levels of government makes it more difficult for the needs of Detroiters to be recognized and addressed.
“Filling out a Census form is a simple way for Detroiters to have a major impact on the future of our city,” said Mayor Bing. “Every completed Census form translates into elected representation and federal dollars coming back to Detroit.”
Members of the Complete Count Committee will share important information about the Census with residents such as the 2010 Census will be only 10 questions and handheld computers will be used for accuracy.
Mayor Dave Bing and the Complete Count Committee will also share with residents that the information given to the U.S. Census Bureau is completely confidential and not shared with the public or any other governmental agency.