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Treasurer Boyce Urges Students to Complete Census Forms

Census outreach campaign arrives at The Ohio State University


COLUMBUS, OH – The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour is reaching out to students at The Ohio State University campus. Ohio Treasurer Kevin L. Boyce is participating in the tour on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, to urge students to complete their census forms.

The U.S Census Bureau is calling this nationwide tour the largest civic outreach and awareness campaign in the country’s history.
“The road tour is motivating residents across the nation,” said Treasurer Boyce. “Our population in Ohio is more diversified than ever. Ohio State’s student population reflects that diversity. Tomorrow we will be working hard to inform all college students why it’s important that they stand up and be counted.”
Everyone in the U.S. must be counted accurately, including international students and non-U.S. citizens. Census Bureau workers will explain to students how they should be counted if they live in a dorm, off campus or with their parents.
The Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts is hosting the event on the North Plaza. The exhibit will be open from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Treasurer Boyce will be promoting awareness about the census from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
From parades and festivals, to campuses and major sporting events, the road tour will educate and bring the Census to life for residents. The 13 vehicle tour will crisscross the nation, making more than 800 stops, traveling for 1,547 days and 15,000 miles. Along the way, residents will learn the benefits of completing the census.

Who: Treasurer Kevin L. Boyce
What: Media Availability
When: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, North Plaza
The Ohio State University
1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210