Participation in the census is a critically important civic duty that determines funding
for local communities and essential services, shapes congressional representation, determines legislative districts and much more.
o It’s imperative that everyone in Michigan be counted because census numbers affect everyone in Michigan from seniors to students, kids and parents, businesses and communities.
o Being counted in the census is as important as voting to our democracy and is part of our responsibility as residents of the United States.
o Accurate census numbers are critical because they determine how much federal funding is dispersed to states for public safety, schools, housing, health care and much more.