Did you know that other communities in Texas actually invested money into having an accurate count for the Census? Think Webb County or the city of Laredo were one of those pro-active cities? Of course not. There are other entities that are trying to make sure that this area does get counted. I just received a forward released this week with a phone number to call if you have NOT received a form via U.S. Mail. Of course, if the Census Office has no record of you after this week (or is it April 19th? regardless, it is soon), a Census worker will be paid to come visit your home – that is more of our tax money being used. Avoid the hassle & the cost and visit a “Be Counted” site or call the number:
From: U.S. Census Bureau
Date: Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:07 AM
Subject: Do You Need a Census Form?
Give your answers over the phone or request a form be sent to where you live. Do it today, to ensure you can mail it back in time to avoid a census taker coming to your door. Don’t be left out of the count for your community.
Telephone Questionnaire Assistance (TQA)
* ENGLISH – 1-866-872-6868
* Chinese: 1-866-935-2010
* Korean: 1-866-955-2010
* Russian: 1-866-965-2010
* Spanish: 1-866-928-2010
* Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010
* TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired):
* Puerto Rico (in English): 1-866-939-2010
* Puerto Rico (in Spanish): 1-866-929-2010
Oh shoot! I was going to post the flyers I got for the “Be Counted” sites by zip code but unfortunately I cannot open them right now. I will amend this posting later today when I can convert these files. Grrrr… For now, though, please pass this information on to those you hear have not received a form in the mail. It seems to be an awful lot of people so print, post it, or pass it on somehow.
Thanks, a blogger concerned for our Census numbers 🙂