Starting Tuesday, March 30, Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, in partnership with the US Census Bureau, will launch a national live broadcast tour to encourage the African American community to be counted in the 2010 Census.
The tour will visit 14 cities, including Dallas, Houston, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Atlanta, Savannah, Orlando, Miami, Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Washington DC and Baltimore, over three weeks from Tuesday, March 30, 2010 through Friday, April 16, 2010.
“”I’m using my microphone and national audience to raise awareness for the 2010 Census specifically to the African-American community,” says Joyner. “Since the last Census count our community has been disproportionately affected by hurricane displacement along the gulf coast and housing foreclosures across the country. My listeners need to know how important it is now more than ever that they respond to the Census so our community can get the dollars they need to support them, wherever they may be.”
Listeners can look forward to seeing Joyner and the morning show crew, who reach an audience of more than eight million in over 100 markets, broadcasting live from the TJMS tour bus in a different city each day for three weeks. There will be daily photos and videos uploaded to BlackAmericaWeb.com as well as regular updates to the Facebook and Twitter pages for the Tom Joyner Morning Show to raise as much awareness as possible about the importance of everyone in Black America being counted accurately.
The only civic event that includes every person in the country, the Census is the basis for America’s representative democracy, ensuring that Congress is fairly reapportioned every 10 years between the states. Census counts are also used to redraw state and local legislative boundaries so that political representation is fairly distributed across their changing populations. Asking just 10 questions and taking about 10 minutes to complete, 2010 Census forms began arriving in 120 million mailboxes across the nation on March 15th. Participating in the census is required by law for everyone living in the United States and all census responses are confidential. The census mailing package includes a cover letter, the 2010 Census form and a postage-paid return envelope.
The Census efforts of the Tom Joyner Morning Show are being supported by its parent company REACH Media, Inc. as well as the NAACP, the National Urban League, the National Action Network, and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
For more information on the TJMS live bus tour please visit www.BlackAmericaWeb.com. For specific information on the www.2010Census.gov.
Tom Joyner Morning Show Census Tour 2010
March 30th – Dallas, TX
March 31st – Houston, TX
April 1st – Shreveport, LA
April 2nd – Baton Rouge
April 5th – Birmingham, AL
April 6th – Atlanta, GA
April 7th – Savannah, GA
April 8th – Orlando, FL
April 9th – Miami, FL
April 12th – Columbia, SC
April 13th – Charlotte, NC
April 14th – Raleigh, NC
April 15th – Washington, DC
April 16th – Baltimore, MD
Maiya Hollie, Public Relations