Every ten years, the Census Bureau conducts
a complete accounting of every resident in the United States,
no matter where they live or what language they speak. African-Americans
have historically been undercounted, and as a result, we have
lost considerable resources for our communities. People who answer
the census help their communities obtain federal funds and valuable
information for planning schools, hospitals and roads. Census
information also helps identify areas where residents might need
services of particular interest to African-Americans, such as
screening for hypertension or diabetes.
All levels of government, as well as many public and private
organizations, need racial information to implement and evaluate
community programs. It is critical that African-Americans in
Iowa are accurately counted in order to be fully represented
when decisions are made that effect our communities. This is
your future. Dont leave it blank.