Detroit Census Triplication

It was a canvas bag that inspired me to fill out my Census Form, well that was what planted the seed.  I participated in a charity fundraiser walk where Census volunteers were handing out reusable Census 2010 grocery bags.  Then the little white cards started coming in the mail.  Finally, the Census Form arrived looking plump and daunting.  A friend mentioned how the excess space would only be required if you had 12 members in your family.  The comedians at the show at Bakers a couple of weeks back also encouraged all of us to fill out our forms with all of our family members to ensure that Detroit receives the funding it is entitled to.  Yesterday, when I went to pick up the mail and the mailbox area was strewn with Census forms.  I was upset to think that the residents in my building didn’t care until I opened my own box and saw two more Census forms staring at me.  Per the Census website, you are only supposed to fill in the form which contains the correct address.  I had to take it a step forward and mailed back the blank triplicate forms with a note indicating that these were not the correct address.  I wonder how many other people this has happened to.

2 Comments so far

  1. likwidshoe (unregistered) on April 8th, 2010 @ 12:56 am

    It’s all about representation, not funding.

    Detroiters needs to lose the entitlement mindset.

  2. Mollika* (det_mollika) on April 12th, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    I had to return a fourth survey. I am representing the non-Doctor Indian population of Detroit :0)

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