Letters: LWV encourages 2010 census participation
The League of Women Voters of the Park Rapids area has joined the Minnesota LWV to ensure a complete and accurate count in the 2010 Census.
Did you know:
-Each year more than $400 billion is allocated to states based upon census numbers including money for roads, schools, bridges, and health care.
-Businesses use census numbers to determine where they should open new stores.
-Census numbers determine the number of congressional seats Minnesota has. Minnesota is at risk of losing a congressional seat.
-In 2000, nearly 14,000 Minnesotans were not counted, resulting in millions of dollars not coming into our state to support our residents.
To learn more, you are invited to attend a gathering at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Northwoods Bank Community Room. Bring your own lunch. Cake and coffee will be served.
Cindy Gunsolus, Co-president,, League of Women Voters, Park Rapids