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What’s Riding on the Census

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Many Ohioans have just received a letter from the U.S. Census office, reminding them that the ten-year census is just around the corner. For a region facing a population decline, the stakes are high: some cities may see their numbers fall below the threshold for certain kinds of federal funding. And the final tally will determine not only the number of districts Ohio gets in the next Congress, but also the amount of money every county gets for providing human services. Wednesday morning at 9, join host Dan Moulthrop for a conversation about what's at stake in the coming census.


Economy, Government/Politics, Health, Other, Community/Human Interest, Transportation


Mark Salling Director, Northern Ohio Data and Information Service (NODIS), Levin College Fellow and Faculty, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University; Research Director, The Center for Community Solutions
John Willse, Spokesperson, U.S. Census Bureau
David Pemberton, Historian, U.S. Census Bureau
Mayor Ed Kelley, The City of Cleveland Heights
Fred Collier, Citywide Plan Project Manager, Cleveland City Planning Commission

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Looking for a job with the U.S. Census? Call 1-866-861-2010.

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gary noland 9:49 AM 3/10/10

why was i sent a card telling me they were going to send me a form? why the expense? just send the form.

Chris 9:57 AM 3/10/10

assurances aside...from a privacy perspective the Constitution only requires that the citizens be counted every 10 years; by what law does the Census believe it can compel people to reveal personal information they do not wish to reveal and further to fine folks if they do not? Thanks


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