Remember those folks who came a knockin’ if you didn’t fill in your census? Well, the results of that census are in….and it looks like the Republicans will be the winners. Not literally, but about 6 more Congressional seats will be added to Republican leaning states – in the South and the West.
According to the Associated Press, our population has been growing at the lowest rate since the Great Depression, about 9.7% per year. Also, populations seem to be shifting to the South and the West. Nevada’s growing the fastest (can anyone say, low taxes?) Texas is booming as well and will gain four new seats. Florida will gain two and Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah and Washington will each gain one more.
So, the consensus is that the census numbers will affect the political landscape. So, we all need to “stand up and be counted.” Everyone’s opinion, and vote, count. It’s our civic duty to be part of the process and teach our kids that their voices matter. Even in the decisions we make as a family, they need to feel that they have a voice. Right MAMAs?