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Rep. Chu Reminds Constituents of Tomorrow's Census Deadline

July 29, 2010
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) made the following statement on this Friday’s deadline to be counted in the 2010 Census:

“Since the Census count only takes place every ten years, it is critical that people take this last opportunity to respond to the Census questions by phone by this Friday,” said Chu. “Being counted in the Census means better schools for our children, more firefighters and police officers to protect our community, and increased funding to repair our roads.”

To ensure inclusion in the 2010 Census, residents that believe they did not receive a Census form, who did not mail it back or who were not contacted by a census worker at their home can quickly, safely and confidentially answer Census questions by calling the following U.S. Census Bureau phone numbers from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. by this Friday, July 30th:

1-866-872-6868 General toll-free English language assistance line

1-866-928-2010 Spanish language assistance line

1-866-935-2010 Chinese language assistance line

1-866-945-2010 Vietnamese language assistance line

1-866-965-2010 Russian language assistance line

1-866-955-2010 Korean language assistance line

1-866-939-2010 Puerto Rico English language assistance line

1-866-929-2010 Puerto Rico Spanish language assistance line

Services such as Head Start programs, public daycare for children, school lunch programs, public schools, public transportation and hospitals rely on federal funds that are allocated based on the number of people living in each state, as reported by the Census.  An accurate count helps the federal government allocate approximately more than $400 billion of federal funds annually for these and other programs and services.

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