Musicians are working hard to promote the 2010 U.S. Census. First, we saw Morrissey and Mos Def, among others, contribute their music to Vote Latino’s effort to increase census participation. Now, Atlanta rapper Ludacris is lending a hand to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to a report on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution site, the man born Chris Bridges will visit several cities, going door-to-door to get more people to participate in the once-a-decade headcount.
Bridges believes the census is vital to the survival of some American neighborhoods. “I look at our communities now and I see many empty lots, closed clinics, dilapidated schools and an overall breakdown of social services for the poor and elderly,” he said. “It’s important that we all stand up and be counted so we can help create potential financial opportunities for our dying communities.”
Keep your eyes peeled, residents of New York, Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C. and New Orleans: That might just be Luda knocking on your door.