Councilwoman urges residents to participate in upcoming census

From NBC12 News

RICHMOND, VA (NBC12) - Make sure you're counted!

That's the message from city leaders about the 2010 census.

Sixth district representative Ellen Robertson focused on the topic at her monthly constituent meeting.

Robertson says not all Richmonders were counted in the last nationwide census and the city is trying to make sure that doesn't happen again.

"Anything that we get federal funds for, those numbers are used as a part of the equation of figuring out how many dollars and cents come to the city," she said.

Robertson says there are many myths out there about the census count.

If you have any questions or don't receive a census card by April, contact the city for help.

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