Elected Officials Join Mayor in Promoting Census Participation

PHILADELPHIA— On March 20, Mayor Michael A. Nutter and other Philadelphia elected officials brought the message about the importance of participating in Census 2010 to the city’s neighborhood barber shops and beauty salons.
Every 10 years, as required by the United States Constitution, the country undertakes a Census – a complete count of all residents of the United States. Population totals influence everything from congressional representation and redistricting decisions to funding for schools, hospitals, LIHEAP and neighborhood revitalization projects in Philadelphia.
“There’s no better place to have a real conversation, neighbor to neighbor, about the value of being counted in the Census than in our barber shops and beauty salons,” said Mayor Nutter who got his own hair trimmed during his first stop at Woody’s Barbershop (Bryn Mawr and  Lebanon Aves.) at 9:15 am.  He was joined by Councilman Curtis Jones and Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.

Additional stops included:

9:40 am – 10:20 am     Mayor Nutter, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Councilman Jones
Original Styles Barbershop (1255 N. 52nd Street), Hermion’s Beauty Boutique (1249 N. 52nd St.), Hair Image (679 N. 52nd St.).

10:35 am – 11:10 am   Mayor Nutter, State Senator Anthony Williams
Mal’s Unisex Salon (5355 Woodland Avenue)

11:30 am – 12:10 pm   Mayor Nutter, Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, State Rep Curtis Thomas
Radio show at Centro Musical (464 West Lehigh Ave.), Glamour Dora Spa (2712 N. 5th St.), Gloria’s “Unisex Salon” (2233 N. Front St.), Styles on Second (1444 N. 2nd Street)

12:15 pm – 12:40 pm  Mayor Nutter
Ernie’s Upper Cuts (2502 W. Lehigh Ave.), Hair Connection (2838 N. 22nd Street)

12:40 pm – 1:15 pm     Mayor Nutter, State Rep. Jewell Williams, State Rep. Curtis Thomas
Mecca Unisex Salon (1428 Cecil B Moore Ave.), Hands on U-2 (1729 Cecil B. Moore Avenue)

About Philly Counts 2010
“Philly Counts!” is a citywide campaign to raise awareness about the 2010 federal Census and encourage all Philadelphia residents to be counted. A network of diverse leaders representing many constituencies and neighborhoods has come together to help spread the word about why participating in the Census is so important to Philadelphia. The campaign is coordinating with the US Census Bureau Regional Office in planning, promoting, and implementing its action plan to obtain a complete and accurate count of the City of Philadelphia’s resident population.  More information can be found at:

Check out pictures of Mayor Nutter’s Barbershop tour!

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