Thank you, James, for the warm welcome!
I thought I’d kick off my guest blogging with a fun countdown. No, we are not counting down to the New Year, though I’m sure we are all ready for a fabulous 2010! This countdown is much more important.
In 119 days, people all over the country will send off their census forms. That’s right, folks, it is census time. Everyone should receive their forms in the mail by March 2010. It’s 10 questions that will only take you 10 minutes to fill out–and then you don’t have to do it ever again. Okay, you will have to do it again, but not for another 10 years! So make it count!
It’s free, easy, and confidential. And it decides how many representatives your state gets, as well as how much funding the federal government gives to your community. Besides, if you don’t do it, they’ll just track you down and knock on your door until you answer the questions or go insane…believe me, they will.
For more information on the 2010 Census, visit http://2010.census.gov.
Remember: government information needs to be free–help out by turning in your completed census form as soon as you get it.