DR 2010-03-01 2010 Census Partner Resolution

In support of and in partnership with the 2010 Census.
WHEREAS the U.S. Census Bureau is required by the U.S. Constitution to conduct a count of the population
and provides a historic opportunity to help shape the foundation of our society and play an active role in American democracy;
WHEREAS our organization is committed to ensuring every resident is counted;
WHEREAS more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities, and decisions are made on matters of national and local importance based, in part, on census data, including health care, community development, housing, education, transportation, social services, employment and much more;
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 hundreds of thousands of jobs across the nation;
WHEREAS every Census Bureau worker takes a lifetime oath to protect confidentiality. And the Census Bureau ensures that the data identifying respondents or their household not be released or shared for 72 years;
WHEREAS a united voice from business, government, community-based and faith-based organizations, educators, media and others will allow the 2010 Census message to reach a broader audience, providing trusted advocates who can spark positive conversations about the 2010 Census;
Now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED that the Daniel Town Council:
1. Supports the goals and ideals for the 2010 Census and will encourage dissemination of 2010 Census information and to encourage participation of the Town’s residents.
2. Asks its affiliates and membership to work together to achieve an accurate and complete count.
3. Encourages people in our community to participate in events and initiatives that will raise the overall awareness of the 2010 Census and increase participation among all populations.

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