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PROCLAMATION 6106—MAR. 8, 1990 104 STAT. 5229 locate or expand public facilities and services, while business planners employ census numbers to devise strategies for the Nation's economic development. Data from the 1990 census will serve as the basis for many of the Nation's official statistics during the coming decade. Leaders in government and the private sector will use the information it provides in making critical decisions as we prepare to enter the 21st century. Abraham Lincoln once observed: "If we could just know where we are and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it." The census helps to provide us with such insight. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby declare and make known that under the law it is the responsibility and obligation of every person who usually resides in the United States to take part in the 1990 Census of Population and Housing by truthfully answering all questions on the census forms applying to him or her and to each member of the household to which he or she belongs, and to the residence being occupied. Every resident of the United States is hereby assured that the information provided in the census will be used solely for the purposes allowed by law. Only combined statistical summaries of answers to census questions are published. By law, individual and household answers cannot be released in any way that will identify or harm any person or household. Individual information collected will not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation, or regulation, or in connection with military or jury service, the compulsion of school attendance, the regulation of immigration, or the enforcement of any other Federal, State, or local law or ordinance. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fourteenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6106 of March 8, 1990 National Consumers Week, 1990 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Two out of every three dollars spent in America's marketplace are spent by individual consumers. These dollars help create jobs and opportunity for men and women across the country. They also contribute to a strong national economy. The ingenuity of American business in meeting the demands of consumers has helped keep our markets growing and made our lives more comfortable. In our Nation's free enterprise system, we rely on the ability of consumers and private industry to balance each other's needs