On Monday, March 22, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-3) and Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be joined by members of the Baltimore religious community to urge area residents to participate in the 2010 Census. Census forms have been mailed to area residents who will be urged to mail them back on Census Day – April 1, 2010
The 2010 Census will have a profound impact on Maryland. The federal government distributes more than $400 billion to state governments every year, and an accurate count of all Marylanders could result in more than $57 billion for our state over the next decade -- money that will ensure funding for health care, education, transportation and other essential services.
The Senator and Mayor will also be joined by representatives from the U.S. Census. The 2010 Census needs to hire approximately 12,300 temporary workers in Maryland to help with the count. In Baltimore City, the Census is planning to hire approximately 3,700 people. Pay rates for Census workers in Maryland vary from $13 to $20 an hour depending on location.
· WHAT: Census 2010 Rally and Press Conference
· WHO: Senator Cardin, Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Congressman Sarbanes and U.S. Census officials and members of the Baltimore-area religious community
· WHEN: Monday, March 22 at 11 a.m.
· WHERE: New Shiloh Baptist Church
2100 N. Monroe St., Baltimore City