September 22, 2020

Get Your Fair Share

Hate NoMi's roads? Want better schools? Get counted.
By Lynda Wheatley | Sept. 12, 2020

So we loathe the suddenly accelerated Census response deadline of Sept. 30, 2020. Seeing as it’s tough to accurately count people in normal times, forcing a faster count during a pandemic strikes us as silly and, well … a bit scary. Money for our schools, roads, and social programs are on the line here. And, red alert, y’all: If we miss counting folks, the amount of federal funding (you know, the money your pay the Feds in taxes) Michigan stands to lose is $1,800 per person … per year … for the next 10 years. Which brings us to our latest love: www.NorthwestCounts.com, where you can log on to answer nine quick questions and ensure you and yours are counted. And no, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a permanent or seasonal resident, a renter, a college student, or an immigrant; you count. And counting you helps our entire community.

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