My name is Mayor Dwan B Walker
and I proudly represent Governor’s Wolf African American Commission. We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy.Today is National Census Day – the largest civic mobilization effort in the United States. We would like you to be counted!Pennsylvanians can NOW fill out the Census 2020 online. This is the first digital census in the history of our country. Since 1790, the nation has conducted a population count as mandated by the US Constitution. This year marks our 24th Census since the foundation of our country.
Here are my reasons for filling out the census and helping my state, all industries, all regions, and all communities:
1)For every resident of Pennsylvania counted, the federal government provides $2,100 to the state.
2)Every person counted contributes about $21,000 in the next ten years.
3)Political representation in the United States Congress is determined by population of each state. Pennsylvania has 18 members in Congress – the 5th largest congressional delegation.
4)Funding for Special Education.
5)Funding for Title I.
6)Funding for National School Lunch Program.
7)Funding for Nutrition Assistance Program for the Elderly.
8)Funding for Medicaid.
9)Funding for Community Development Block Grants.
10)Funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program.
11)Funding for highways, roads and bridges.
12)Funding for WIC.
13)Funding for SNAP.
14)Funding for TANF.
15)Funding for Head Start.
16)Rural Business and Industry Loans.
17)Cooperative Extension Services.
19)Funding for Medicare Part B.
20)Support for Community Healthcare Centers.
21)School Breakfast Program.
22)Federal Direct Student Loans.
23)Federal Pell Grants.
24)Section 8 Housing Assistance.
25)Public Housing Capital Fund.
26)Water and Waste Disposal Systems for Rural Communities.
27)Title IV-E Foster Care
28)Vocational Rehabilitation Grants to States.
30)Unemployment Insurance Administration.
31)Childcare Mandatory and Matching Funds.
32)Resources for Emergency Response.
33)Rural Rental Assistance Payments.
34)$27 billion annually to the state.
35)$270 billion in the next 10 years.
Every household can now respond to the 2020 Census online, by mail, or by phone. If you are responding online, please go to my2020census.hov. Responding by phone by calling 844-330-2020. Paper forms would arrive by mail if you don’t respond by phone or online.
In Pennsylvania, everyone counts. All residents must be counted. Your answers are safe and protected.
On this National Census Day, help Pennsylvania and help your communities.