2020 Census deadline moved again, respond by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 15
A few minutes today equals resources for our communities tomorrow
After a number of court rulings helped extend the deadline to complete the U.S. Census, our nation’s supreme court ruled that the count would end Oct. 15. I’ve emphasized the importance of the census for several months and it’s worth reminding everyone what’s at stake with an undercount.
The census impacts federal allocation of resources and Philadelphia stands to lose $21,000 for each person that is undercounted. Please do your part and respond today.
Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs are critical to ensuring Pennsylvania has adequate federal representation and resources. We need every person to be counted so that the city, region and commonwealth have what is needed to operate.
Why the 2020 Census is so important:
- The census determines where federal resources go for the next 10 years
- It determines political representation in Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg
- It shapes federal planning for transportation, development, businesses and other infrastructure
- State emergency response resources are based on the census
- The data and research from the census will be used in critical reports and statistics
I will say it again, this is very important. We cannot afford an undercount in the Philadelphia area. Please respond to the census today so that we can ensure a complete count. If you have questions or need any assistance with the census call at 844.330.2020.
REMINDER: Pennsylvania is in the Green Phase, but we still need you to wear your masks when you go into businesses and may interact with large groups of people. It is critical we take the necessary steps to continue to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.