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Selling the census, one Pa. community at a time

Civic groups, nonprofits organize to reach the hard-to-count
By Russ Walker

GOP ‘congressional census’ circulates in Montgomery and Berks counties, causes confusion

“The big risk is that people will fill this out and believe they have completed the census."
By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Pa.’s second lady, others urging residents to be like ‘the cool kids’ and be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census

Gisele Fetterman said she has dedicated her career to working with under-represented people.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Desperate for workers, Census bumps pay in parts of Pa.

Bureau will pay $27.50/hr in some parts of Pennsylvania
By Ed Mahon

‘I don’t need the job’: Is $27/hr enough to entice workers for census in places like Montco?

The bulk of phone interviews and background checks are slated to take place between March and April, but recruiting would extend as long as June, according to the recruiters.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

At Philly 2020 census summit, neighborhood leaders train to be ‘trusted messengers’

With less than five months left until Census Day on April 1, Philly Counts’ leadership summit focused on what census engagement should look like on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood level.

By Emily Scott/WHYY

Voting reform bill heads to governor’s desk; critics say the state’s ramming through changes

Counties would get back 60 percent of election system upgrade costs under SB421.
By Emily Previti

Black Americans don’t always respond to the census. Pennsylvania’s NAACP is trying to correct that.

The Urban Institute recently projected that up to 3.68 percent of the black population might be at high risk of not being counted. That’s around 1,727,200 people.

By Katie Meyer