I hope to finish my Census story by Monday, March 1. In the meantime, I've asked family and friends to let me shoot video of them getting off their couch. If you are one of these saints, thank you! The video will go with a song created by a co-worker that encourages people to "get off that couch and get counted."
During a conversation with a Missouri State Demographer today, I learned just how easy it could be for the Show Me State to lose a representative if people don't return their census.
Scenario: If Missouri's population was evenly divided across the state and an average of 10 - 4 people households per county did not fill out their census, we would lose a state representative.