March 10, 2010

Census Forms Headed Your Way!

This month, Census forms will be delivered to every residence in New Mexico. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. It’s simple, quick and private.

It’s also critically important to New Mexico’s economy. More than $400 billion in federal funds are distributed every year based on the outcome of the Census. That means this is our chance to reclaim the federal dollars we’ve paid into the system. Filling out your Census form will help support many important parts of communities across New Mexico like:

  • Hospitals
  • Job training centers
  • Schools
  • Senior centers
  • Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
  • Emergency services

So, I’m asking for two things to make sure that we get this done.

  1. Fill out the Census form when it arrives in your mail and promptly send it back.
  2. Remind your friends that they need to take part, too. Click the link below and you can send this reminder from me to your friends.

Remind a Friend about the Census

It’s our duty to take part in the Census. It helps our communities, New Mexico and the nation as a whole. You can find out more at http://2010.census.gov.