Accurate and complete census information is necessary to uphold the rule of law. You can support this constitutional requirement by attending the next Take Action Philly event:
Take Action Philly
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th floor
We will be joined by:
- Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia (opening remarks)
- Erin Casey, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Voice
- Diana Cortes, Chair, Litigation Group, Law Department, City of Philadelphia
- Ahaviah Glaser, Senior Policy Advisory, Policy Lab, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Stephanie Reid, Executive Director, Philly Counts, City of Philadelphia
- Pedro Rodriguez, Director of Partnerships, Philly Counts, City of Philadelphia
- Rochelle M. Fedullo, Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association (closing remarks)
Philly Counts 2020
Philly Counts 2020 is the City’s effort to support the next U.S. Census. By working closely with community members and partners, this program aims to:
- Increase understanding about the importance of the census.
- Educate the public on how to participate.
- Ensure responses from the public for a fair and accurate count.
- Support filling census jobs.
Why it’s important
Every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution requires a count of all residents. The census collects details on the entire country’s population.
This information is used to:
- Determine representation in Congress.
- Distribute more than $675 billion in federal funding to states and communities.
- Allocate resources for job creation, housing, infrastructure, and more.
In this way, the census significantly impacts Philadelphia and its communities. A complete and accurate count is vital.