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The top 10 things every resident should know about the 2010 Census as decided by the Impact Your Nation 2010 Bateman Team

The top 10 things every resident should know about the 2010 Census as decided by the Impact Your Nation 2010 Bateman Team

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    Get the Dirt on the 2010 Census Get the Dirt on the 2010 Census Presentation Transcript

    • Get the Dirt on the 2010 Census
    • Catch the Super Bowl XLIV? www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdd-­‐W5yE-­‐x8    
    • Let s Talk About What You Know • Pop Quiz For Prizes
    • Top 10 Things to Know 10. Census History 9. Social Media 8. The How To s 7. Format & Changes 6. Mandatory 5. Dates to Know 4. Census Taker 3. Every Resident Counts 2. Confidentiality 1. Money & Sense
    • 10. Census History •  1790-Federal Marshalls went door to door took 19 months •  80 Questions in 1840 & 1850 entire household counted •  1900 Mechanical tabulators •  Census Bureau established 1902 •  1930 insight to economy of depression •  1940 computer compiled statistics
    • 10. Census History (continued) •  1960 Fill in the blank/mailed to homes •  1970 Hispanics/Spanish claimed ethnicity •  1980 over 50 lawsuits due to improper methods of counting •  2000-Technology & advertising used – 53 questions – only 67% of household responded
    • 9. Social Media •  Twitter: @uscensusbureau @2010Portrait •  YouTube videos •  Web site •  Facebook Fan page •  flickr Road Tour •  Countdown Clock
    • 8. The How To s   •  Get the Census in the mail •  Call designated office with questions •  Return in postage paid envelope •  Can t be completed online
    • 7. Format & Changes •  Living arrangements for college students •  Takes only 10 minutes to complete •  Over 50 languages •  Only 10 questions •  Fill-in-the-blank/Mark that box
    • 6. Mandatory •  Every resident is required by law to complete and return the Census by the universal deadline, April 1, 2010 •  Those who do not participate will be visited by census takers •  Fines can be issued (Title 13)
    • 5. Dates to Know •  March 1, 2010 Census forms delivered to households •  April 1, 2010 National Census Day •  April July 2010 Census Takers will visit households who have not returned Census •  December 2010 President receives population info. for apportionment
    • 4. Census Taker •  Visit if you don t return your census •  Can visit up to three times •  you can schedule an appointment •  you can become a census taker •  sworn for life to protect your info. •  multiple languages •  www.2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/
    • 3. Every Resident Counts •  The Census focuses on residency, not citizenship •  Illegal aliens will not experience negative repercussions •  Foreign exchange students are required to complete the Census •  U.S. residents studying abroad will not complete the Census
    • 2. Confidentiality •  Does not ask legal status/social security number of respondents •  Focus on statistics, not individual responses •  Section 221 of Title 13 of U.S. Code
    • 1. Money & Sense •  Determines how more than 300 billion dollars of federal funding is spent each year •  Affects number of seats state occupies in House of Representatives •  affects our daily lives through economic, political and social decisions
    • Healthcare & the Census •  Money allocated to hospitals •  Representation in government •  Determines how much money is sent to local health departments/public hospital systems •  Estimates the number of people displaced by natural disasters •  Assesses the potential for spread of swine flu/other communicable diseases
    • For more information! •  www.impactyournation.blogspot.com •  www.2010.census.gov •  Twitter:@ImpactURNation
    • Questions? •  E-mail us at impactyournation@gmail.com