Senator Boxer: 2010 Census
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The 2010 Census is now underway. To provide you with more information about the Census, I have a special feature on my Senate website, which you can reach by visiting http://boxer.senate.gov/en/services/census/.
As you may know, the U.S. Census counts every resident, citizen or non-citizen, who resides in the United States. This count is required by our Constitution to take place every 10 years, and it directly affects every American.
When the 2010 Census is completed, the data will be used to determine the number of seats that each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and the amount of funding that each state receives from a wide variety of federal priorities.
That is why it so important for each and every Californian to stand up and be counted so that our state can get its share of federal dollars for transportation, education, job training, hospitals, health care, emergency services, and a host of other important national initiatives.
My Census web feature includes information on how Census data is collected and how it is used. You will also find links there to the U.S. Census Bureau and its own special web pages on the 2010 Census. Again, you can visit this feature at http://boxer.senate.gov/en/services/census/
I hope that you will find this feature to be interesting and useful.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer