Episcopal City Mission Blog

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2010 Census March to the Mailbox Volunteers Needed!

Episcopal City Mission has partnered with over 20 other funders to support the Massachusetts Census Equity Fund. This collaborative has awarded grants to organizations across Massachusetts to provide financial support and educational resources to nonprofits throughout the state to more accurately count under-served communities in the 2010 Census, and to ensure a transparent, fair and non-discriminatory state redistricting process.

All of these organizations are hard at work reaching out to people in their communities and engaging folks in the census process. But now we need your help to increase our response rate and reach even more people!

On Saturday, April 10, the National Census Partnership Program (NCPP) is aiming to have thousands of volunteers actively encouraging the public to mail back their 2010 Census questionnaire. These activities can include parades, marches, walks, rallies and motorcades — in approximately 6,000 low-responding census tract areas in communities across the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. We’d like your help getting out volunteers for these March to the Mailbox activities.

During this neighborhood blitz, volunteers will converge on streets and high traffic zones to encourage residents to March to the Mailbox and mail back their 2010 Census forms. Local leaders will stand side by side with their community to elevate the message that it is not too late to mail back the census form.

NCPP has already pre-identified low-responding census tracts to help focus these activities, and will continue to tailor activities using real-time data on actual census participation. Volunteers may be supplied by the Local Census Office with 2010 Census hats, t-shirts, signs, noisemakers, and/or other materials to help make these events very visible in these low-responding, hard-to-count communities.

For additional information and learn how you can help visit the March to the Mailbox partner toolkit at <http://2010.census.gov/partners/toolkits/toolkits-m2m.php>

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