Time To Stand Up And Be Counted- Menashe Miller: Committee Has Formed Complete Count Committee

census 2010People, raise your hands. Every 10 years, the United States takes an official census and uses the numbers to allot congressmen to states, assign seats in the Electoral College and distribute an estimated $400 billion in federal funds. On April 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will take a snapshot of residents, including undocumented aliens, prisoners, college students in the town where they go to school, residents of homeless shelters and members of traveling circuses, who will count as residents where they are performing that day.

Lakewood officials hope not to repeat the town’s Census 2000 designation as a “”hard to count zone.”

Township Committeeman Menashe Miller said the committee has formed a “”Complete Count Committee” to make sure that doesn’t happen.

“”We’re trying everything in our ability to make sure everyone gets counted,” he said. Miller is the governing body’s liaison to the committee.

The census committee, he said, is comprised of members from the township’s various communities and demographic groups.

Notices sent home with schoolchildren and phone calls to seniors who winter in the south … reminding them that they should complete their census forms in Lakewood … are just two of the ways the town is getting the word out, Miller said.

“”We want to let people know that no matter where you are living, in the woods, in a shack, in your car, we want you counted,” he said. “”We want to know that you exist, and the federal government wants to know that you exist.”

The phone calls mirror an effort by the Ocean County Freeholders to let county residents who winter in Florida know they should fill out their census forms in New Jersey.

“”This is a critical census issue for us,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari in a news release. “”People who live here most of the time should be counted here or else we will be under represented and under funded for many of the programs that we provide to our residents.”

In Neptune, township officials will be communicating through various groups to tell residents they should complete and send in their census forms, said Township Clerk Richard Cuttrell. Read full article in APP.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. these census surveys scare me to death, why does the govt want to have my name address phone number and all my personal information etc. just keep it anonymous. some people theorize that maybe one day obama might want to create interment camps in the future and he’ll have evryones info at his fingertips, know it sounds far-fetched but just the possibilty scares me. you never know with this guy. also why doesn’t it ask if u are here illegally wouldn’t now be a great time to do this?

  2. To #1 I my self is not a fan of obama at all I think he’s a incompetent unqualified socials. But your way off relax that will never happen you sound way to extreme

  3. You have nothing better to do then talk about the president . You can get into alot of trouble.How about they see how many people are really lakewood residents and not new york.So we can get a fair election.

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