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18 January 2010

2010 Census Road Tour Hits Atlanta Today

Traveling for a total of 1,547 days and more than 150,000 miles across the country, the 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour is part of the largest civic outreach and awareness campaign in U.S. history -- stopping and exhibiting at more than 800 events nationwide. From local parades and festivals to major sporting events like the Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four, the Road Tour will attempt to motivate America's growing and increasingly diverse population to complete and mail back the 10-question census form when it arrives in mailboxes March 15-17.

Monday morning, at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Census Road Tour will stop and help citizens understand the benefits a complete count can bring to communities everywhere; view a sample 2010 Census form and learn how the collected information is used; and contribute stories and photos to the Portrait of America project to explain why "I count!" and view messages from other road tour participants.

The bus will be at Ebenezer from 11AM until 4PM.