Chris Brown Rallies His Hometown for U.S. Census
Chris Brown's hometown of Richmond, Virginia reached out to the R&B singer recently to help urge the city's younger residents to fill out their 2010 census forms. But ironically Brown, like many others, hadn't even sent his form in yet.
"I haven't done mine yet because actually I was unaware of it in the beginning too," Brown admitted. "So I was like, 'I'm really not too sure what the census is.' Then I got a full briefing and then they kind of brung me in and I was like, 'You know what, I really want to do this.' So I'm going to fill mine out and bring get it all together."
In hopes of boosting the staggering response rates trailing behind state and nation averages, Brown spoke at a rally at Virginia Union University yesterday, April 13, where according to a rep for the mayor he "really energized the crowd and did exactly what we wanted him to do -- emphasize the importance of the census to a younger generation."
Chris Brown joins a list of musicians who have been instrumental in helping promote the U.S. Census. Other artists such as Ludacris and Mos Def are official spokesperson for the U.S. Census and are currently visiting major cities across the country as part of the "On the Block" marketing campaign.