Friday, March 5, 2010

Councilmember Trachtenberg Attends 2010 Census Briefing

Today Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg was a visible advocate for the 2010 Census at a press conference held at the Silver Spring Library. Duchy joined several Montgomery County and national leaders including Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Fernando E. Armstrong, Regional Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office, and Bruce Adams, Director, Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships, in support of the Census Complete Count goal. Both Councilmember Trachtenberg and her staffer Ms. Naomi Bloch are members of the Montgomery County 2010 Census Complete Count Committee.

“The 2010 Census “is the future today”—every person who decides to be counted and fills out a form over the next several weeks represents a slice of more than $400 billion dollars of federal funding that is, and will be, spent each year on County infrastructure and services like hospitals, job training centers, schools, senior centers, bridges, emergency services tunnels, and other-public works projects,” said Trachtenberg. “Montgomery County can’t afford to miss out on the golden opportunity to have every one of our residents counted—it’s the fiscally responsible thing to do."
Councilmember Trachtenberg, Congresswoman Donna Edwards and other public officials at today's Census briefing

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