McClinton helps community complete 2020 Census and apply for mail-in voting while supplying free PPE

State Rep. Joanna McClinton continues her efforts to put her neighbors first by connecting them with the critical resources needed to vote, get counted in the census and make it through the COVID-19 pandemic safely.

"With Election Day less than two months away, the 2020 census deadline just days away and the challenges created by the coronavirus felt every day, I want to make sure the residents of the 191st Legislative District have access to the tools and information they need to stay ahead of these major events all while protecting themselves and their family from the ongoing health crisis," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. 

McClinton said she teamed up with a number of community partners for her Curbside Resource Fair this past Friday outside her Philadelphia office, where more than 50 participants received free masks, hand sanitizer and other wellness materials; vote-by-mail applications; and the chance to complete the 2020 census ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline.

"Being counted in the census isn't just about filling out a form but making sure our home gets its fair share of federal funds to invest in strengthening schools, roads, health care and assistance programs that many of the individuals I serve depend on to survive," McClinton said. "I am fortunate to work with local leaders who help make this resource fair and others like it happen." 

McClinton added that the event was made possible through a collaborative effort involving: 

  • Philadelphia Commissioner Omar Sabir.
  • The U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Oak Street Health.
  • Health Partners Plans.
  • Sayre Health Center.
  • Young Chances Foundation. 
  • The League of Women Voters.