McClinton and Scanlon raise awareness, help neighbors be counted in the 2020 census

With a clear understanding of the importance of being counted, state Rep. Joanna McClinton teamed up with U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon to raise awareness and help people complete the 2020 census.

"This opportunity only comes once every 10 years, and I am committed to making sure everyone knows what's at stake if they do not participate in the 2020 census," said McClinton. "As public servants, it's our duty to connect those we serve with the resources they need to succeed and that's exactly what the census aims to provide. However, it all depends on response."  

McClinton and Scanlon, both D-Phila./Delaware, welcomed neighbors to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church this past Saturday for their Census 2020 Day of Action, where they not only assisted participants in filling out the census, but also caravanned and canvassed afterwards with official enumerators to educate residents on why their response is vital to their community.

"From securing critical federal funding to invest in priorities like schools, roads and assistance programs to making sure our communities are fairly represented in Harrisburg and Washington, the census plays a critical role in laying the groundwork needed to help move our neighborhoods forward," McClinton explained.

McClinton has held similar events in recent weeks, including a Civic Engagement Pop-Up event in Cobbs Creek section of her legislative district, along with a curbside resource fair outside her Philadelphia office.