PA Partnership launches 2020 Census toolkit #CountAllKids

The 2020 Census is approaching and it’s critical that we #CountAllKids. In the last census, there was an undercount of 25,197 kids across the Commonwealth, resulting in the loss of nearly $44 million in federal funding for Pennsylvania.

When we miss young children in the census, it has serious consequences for them, their families, their communities and our nation for a decade – most of their childhood!   

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children has created a 2020 Census toolkit and we need your help to spread the importance of counting every child in Pennsylvania.  The toolkit includes fact sheets, a poster, an infographic and social media content – available in both English and Spanish.

The importance of an accurate count – and ensuring we don’t miss young kids – was echoed at a recent capitol press conference featuring Second Lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Fetterman and Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller touting the launch of a statewide tour for Fetterman to promote the census in several hard-to-count areas including Erie, Lancaster and Luzerne Counties. Miller noted the impact of an inaccurate count on several programs for children including the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.

Together we can ensure an accurate count of children so that Pennsylvania receives its share of federal funding for education, health care, child care and more. Please share freely!