Leaders to Raise Awareness about the 2020 Census through the “Spreading the Word” Caravan

Friday, August 21, 2020

Toledo, OH – Local and national leaders will join together at 1 p.m., Monday, August 24 to “Spread the Word” about the impact, on all communities in Toledo and Lucas County, of the 2020 Census on our schools, roads, and health care.

The caravan will consist of leaders, community members, and U.S. Census staff riding in vehicles touring the census tracts that have had a lower-than-anticipated self-response rate to the 2020 Census. Participants will distribute donated gift bags and encourage residents of households that have not yet completed the census to do so. A U.S. Census Mobile Questionnaire Assistance team will be on-hand to assist individuals in completing the census during the event.

The “Spreading the Word” Census Caravan will begin with a short program in the parking lot of the Mott Branch Library at 1010 Dorr St. at 1 p.m. and will travel through several neighborhoods with low Census self-response rates. A route and flier is attached to this media alert.

WHO: U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, U.S. Census Regional Coordinator Rose Simmons, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, Lucas County Commissioners Tina Skeldon Wozniak and Pete Gerken, State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson, Toledo Councilwoman Dr. Cecelia Adams

WHERE: Mott Branch Library, 1010 Dorr St., South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway, Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St., Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd., Downtown License Bureau, 1600 Madison Ave.

WHEN: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2020