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					                                2010 U.S. Census
                          Sample Bulletin Announcements

For use during February 2010

The 2010 Census: Coming Soon
In March, more than 130 million addresses across the nation will receive a 2010 Census
form. Every person living in the United States must be counted, including people of all
ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and noncitizens. The data collected is used to
determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Additionally, more than $400 billion per year in federal funding is distributed to state and
local governments based on census data. Our bishops have urged that we complete and
mail back our forms and encourage family, friends and neighbors to do the same. For
more information, visit

For use during March 2010

The 2010 Census: It's in Our hands
You have likely received your 2010 Census form or will receive it soon. Our bishops have
encouraged us to complete and mail back our forms by Census Day, April 1. One of the
shortest in history, the 2010 Census form asks 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes
to complete. By completing and returning your form, you help guide decisions on the
funding and availability of essential services, such as fire, police, health care and
education, as well as affect our voice in Congress. Every person and every census form
matters. For more information, visit

For use following Census Day, April 1, 2010

The 2010 Census: Thank you
Thank you for completing and mailing back your 2010 Census form. Your response
provides important information that will be used to make decisions that affect us all. For
those who haven’t yet completed their form, our bishops encourage you to do so. It’s not
too late to participate in this easy, important and safe process. Households that do not
respond may receive a replacement form and eventually be visited by Census workers to
take a count in person. Please cooperate with census workers to ensure a complete and
accurate count. For more information, visit