FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010
Media Advisory -- Gov. O'Malley, Sen. Mikulski to Open Baltimore 2010 Census Office
Sylvia T. Ballinger
Baltimore East Local Census Office
Gov. Martin O'Malley and U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, along with other elected officials and community leaders, will preside over the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Baltimore East Local Census Office. This office will support field operations in East Baltimore for the 2010 Census and employ up to 1,400 people. The regional 2010 Census vehicle, nicknamed "The Constitution," and interactive walk-through exhibits will be open to the community following the indoor ceremony.
Inside the vehicle, participants can learn about the 2010 Census and understand the benefits a complete count can bring to communities in Maryland; view a sample 2010 Census form and contribute stories and photos to the "Portrait of America" project to explain why "I count!"; and view messages from other Road Tour participants.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. (EST)
The road tour vehicle and interactive display will be available until 2 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, (D-Md.)
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley
U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, (D-Md., 3rd District)
State Sen. Verna L. Jones, (D-44th District, Baltimore City)
Fernando Armstrong, regional director, Philadelphia Regional
Census Center, U.S. Census Bureau
Nicolas Ramos, chairman, Baltimore Hispanic commission
Nina Harper, executive director, Oliver Community Association,
250 South President Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
For more information about the 2010 Census and the Road Tour, please visit <2010.census.gov> and follow us on Twitter (@2010Portrait), Facebook, Flickr and YouTube (/uscensusbureau).