Sherrod Brown pushes Census count

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Sherrod Brown pushes Census count

WTAM 1100 – (Cleveland) – Put your hand in the air and be counted.

That’s essentially the message delivered in Cleveland Monday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Brown joined the "Help the Home Team, Be Counted".

Sponsored by the Cleveland Foodbank, Greater Cleveland United Way and Neighborhood Connections, the rally was to raise awareness about the importance of being counted in the 2010 U.S. Census.

More than $400 billion each year is allocated to states based on census data. Brown says that for every person missed in the count, Ohio loses $12,000 over ten years. If 2% of Cuyahoga County goes uncounted, that means $300,000 lost over ten years.

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