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WXYZ Editorial: Last chance to participate in the 2020 Census is nearing

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Posted at 7:22 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 11:51:57-04

WXYZ DETROIT — We’ve said it before but we can’t say it enough. Time is running out to participate in the important 2020 U.S. Census! Why take the risk of not being counted?

The handful of questions are quick and easy. It only takes 10 minutes to fill out the form. The information you provide is crucial to your family, our city and this state.

Every person that is not counted – man, woman or child – leaves taxpayer dollars on the table for another state in this country. Data from the Census is used to determine the amount of funds we get to help support our roads, schools, hospitals and countless local programs. There is also a direct link the number of representatives we can send to Congress over the next 10 years. And what happens in Washington can directly affect the quality of life in your city or town.

The Census also has historical significance for your children and future generations. It’s no accident that the Census has become a vital tool for tracing family trees of those who are interested.

Most importantly, the Census is safe and secure! The confidential information you provide cannot, by law, be used by any other governmental agency against you. Trusted community organizations and Census workers are standing by ready to help. They can assist you in multiple non-English languages.

Together, let’s make sure the residents of Detroit and the State of Michigan get back a fair share of our hard-earned tax dollars. Don’t wait any longer, don’t get left behind. Be counted in 2020!

I’m Mike Murri, V.P. & General Manager
Broadcast: September 24 - 27, 2020