76th Annual  Meeting
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
76th Annual Meeting
June 20-24, 2008



WHEREAS, the U.S. Census Bureau is required by the Constitution of the United States of America to conduct a count of the population every ten years, and provides a historic opportunity for The U.S. Conference of Mayors to help shape the foundation of our society and play an active role in American democracy;and

WHEREAS, The U.S. Conference of Mayors is committed to ensuring every resident is counted; and

WHEREAS, more than $300 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities, and decisions are made on matters of national and local importance based on census data including health care, community development, energy, housing, education, transportation, social services, employment, and much more; and

WHEREAS, census data determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the redistricting of state legislatures, county and city councils and voting districts; and

WHEREAS, the 2010 Census will create hundreds of thousands of jobs across the nation; and

WHEREAS, every Census Bureau worker takes a lifetime oath to protect confidentiality and ensure that data identifying respondents or their household not be released or shared for 72 years; and

WHEREAS, a united voice from businesses, government, community-based and faith-based organizations, educators, media and other stakeholders will allow the 2010 Census message to reach a broader audience, providing trusted advocates who can spark positive conversations about the 2010 Census,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors:

  • Supports the goals and ideals for the 2010 Census and will disseminate 2010 Census information to encourage participation.

    • Asks its affiliates and membership to partner with the

    • U.S. Census Bureau and other stakeholders to achieve an accurate and complete count of all people in every community in the 2010 Census.
  • Encourages all Mayors, particularly those who are members of The U.S. Conference of Mayors to participate in events and initiatives that will raise overall awareness of the 2010 Census and increase participation among all populations.