Census Bureau Partners in Salisbury, Somerset County, Cambridge, and Ocean City to Hold “March to the Mailbox” Rallies in Support of the 2010 Census


What: With just over one week left for households to mail back their 2010 Census forms, city officials and volunteers will canvass neighborhoods across the region and hold “March to the Mailbox” walks and rallies this Saturday and distribute materials door to door – hoping to remind people that it’s not too late to mail back their 2010 Census form and be counted.

When: Saturday, April 10, 2010 (Most activities will be held from Noon to 3 p.m.)

Who:Representatives from the city of Salisbury, Somerset NAACP, business and religious leaders, local elected officials and Volunteers

Locations:Starting at Salisbury City Park; Princess Anne Social Services Parking Lot; St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 712 Bradley Av., Cambridge; and Seacrets, 117 49th Street, Ocean City

Why:The grass-roots outreach, led by census partners, volunteers and others is designed to inspire everyone to BE COUNTED in the 2010 Census. Events are being held nationwide in neighborhoods with low mail participation rates. During the events, volunteers will come together in high traffic areas to remind residents that it is not too late to mail back their Census form and encourage those who have delayed to “March to the Mailbox” and mail it back today.

The events are the last large-scale public effort to encourage people to fill out their census form before census takers begin following up at households on May 1.