Ewing Township issued the following announcement on Oct. 28.
“Our campaign has estimated that for each person that doesn’t get counted, Michigan stands to lose $1,800 per person per year for 10 years,” Gustafson said.
It’s those funding implications that prompted the Michigan Townships Association to accelerate an effort to improve the count, said Neil Sheridan, the group’s executive director. Barriers for an accurate count are mistrust and disinformation. “We still have people who distrust completing a census form generally, but also we live in an era where there are so many different ways for fraud,” Sheridan said. “Do it, and don’t rely on being reminded about it later. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s private. The data is well-guarded and it’s something that we can trust,” he said.
MTA supports a complete count and discussed the importance of the census on Township Talk (www.michigantownships.org/township_talk.asp) and in MTA’s September magazine Township Focus (http://bit.ly/2Ni5GEo).
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Source: Ewing Township