Every 10 years, the United States Constitution requires a count (or "census") of all people. The next census will be held on April 1, 2020.
Delco is looking for CENSUS CHAMPIONS to help spread the message in your community that the census is IMPORTANT, SAFE and EASY!
Because every person counted equals about $2,000 of federal funding to fund programs and services vital to Delco including health care, education and emergency services.
Local government officials use the census to ensure public safety and plan new schools and hospitals.
The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
Businesses use Census data to decide where to build factories, offices, and stores and these create jobs.
Real Estate developer and county planners use the data to plan new homes and improve neighborhoods.
What is Census Champion?
A Census Champion is a trusted messenger equipped with the knowledge and tools to accurately and effectively answer questions and raise awareness about the importance and impact of the 2020 Census. A Census Champion is someone willing to share the importance of the census and how it will impact local communities.
Explain to your community the importance of an accurate count
Share information on Social Media
Share information with local community organizations like barber shops, mom's groups, dad's groups, youth/adult sport organizations, school organizations, etc.
Share information at churches, synagogues, temples and mosques
Distribute information in different formats - electronic or print
Willing to answer any questions your neighbors may have regarding the census
How can you help? Become a Census Champion! Learn how to educate your family, friends and community about the importance of the 2020 Census. Sign up to learn more about how to become a Delco Census Champion here: DelcoCounts@co.delaware.pa.us or call 610-891-4931.