A Census PSA from George Takei and Brad Altman
Tomorrow is the day you’re supposed to officially fill out the US Census. As you should know, the Census is used to determine allocation of House seats, electoral votes, and federal funding relating to
transportation, agriculture, health, education, and housing.
But there are other reasons to fill out the form as well, and I’ll let co-husbands George Takei and Brad Altman explain it:
And here’s another reason: The national average on the return rate for census forms is 34%. In much
of Texas, the more
Republican the area, the lower the return rate. In Briscoe County
in the Panhandle, McCain/Palin won nearly 75% of the vote — and 8% of
locals are sending in their census materials. In King County, near
Lubbock, McCain/Palin won nearly 93% of the vote — and only 5% of
locals are answering the census.
So if you fill out the census, it’s like you’re voting– and if someone else doesn’t fill it out, they aren’t.