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Letter to the Editor 9-11-20

Dear editor,
Respond to the 2020 Census: It is Our Patriotic Duty
Long after our service has ended, most veterans like me continue to feel a sense of patriotic duty to our country. That is why I feel it is our duty to complete the 2020 Census.
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts everyone who lives in the United States. Responding to the 2020 Census gives everyone the opportunity to help shape our future and fulfill our patriotic duty. The U.S. Constitution mandates the census. It is our responsibility to respond. Census results help determine how many seats our state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives.
As a military member or veteran, you need to make sure you and your family count. It’s easy to respond at, by calling 1-8440330-2020 or by mail.
So far, 66.2% of the households in Cloud County have self-responded to the 2020 Census but we need to count everyone. Did you know local, state and federal leaders use census statistics to help decide how to fund public services and programs like emergency response, schools, hospitals, roads and bridges across the nation?
To help ensure our community gets the representation and funding for local programs we need, please complete the 2020 Census online at, by phone or by mail now. If you live in a remote area and use a post office box, a census taker will drop off a questionnaire at your home soon.
Our community is counting on us, as it has before. Responding to the 2020 Census is one more way we can help our fellow Americans and do our duty.
Todd Stupka, Veteran
Concordia, Kansas


Concordia Blade-Empire

510 Washington St.
Concordia, KS 66901