You Count! Turn in your Census survey!

April 1, 2010 · by pcriadmin · PCRI
Several of us at PCRI received an email today from Commissioner Nick Fish.  In it was an important message–one we wanted to pass along:
Today is Census day!
Only 51% of Multnomah County residents have returned their Census form so far, and this year, returning your form is more important than ever before. Here’s why:
  • The Census count will determine our fair share of over $400 billion of federal and state funding each year.
  • For every 100 people not counted, Multnomah County will lose $120,000 each year – $1,200 per person.
  • Oregon may gain a sixth seat in Congress.
  • Census data helps our community decide where to build or locate new schools, roads, health centers, services for the elderly, job training centers, and more.
Together with County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, I co-Chair the Complete Count Committee. We are working with community partners to reach out to traditionally hard to count communities in Multnomah County and ensure the most accurate count possible.
For residents (past, present and future) and supporters of PCRI’s housing and programs, the “fair share” of federal and state funding is even more important: this is a key funding source of ours.
Which means we’re depending on you!
Please, take a moment to complete and mail your Census survey.  As Commissioner Fish put it:  You Count!

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